Rainfall in winter and spring of 2017 was bountiful, totaling nearly 50 inches. These conditions allowed for a smooth transition into bloom and fruit set. All of the organically-farmed fruit on the Inglenook estate that comprise our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from September 5th to October 6th. The fruit shows balanced acidity across the board, lending freshness to the final blend – a hallmark of Inglenook wines.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
Ruby in color, with a violet-edged hue, the 2017 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon shows notes of blackberry brambles, black cherry, truffle, fennel and cocoa. The structure is tightly-woven, with fine, round, velvety tannins; hints of vanilla and licorice arise during the long, generous finish. Superb balance and freshness ensure that this wine will continue to evolve in the bottle for years to come.
- 93.2% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 4.7% Cabernet Franc
- 4% Petit Verdot
- 1.1% Merlot
- Vineyards: Gio, La Lomita, Cohn, Creek, Chateau, Red Barn, Walnut, Lower Garden, Gate
- Barrel Regimen: 18 Months; 100% French Oak; 50% New Oak
- Alcohol: 14.2%