Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Complex, Velvety & Round
Winery | Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is round and consistent with a velvety palate and a sense of “completeness” from the well-developed linear tannins. While highly aromatic and immediately expressive. In addition, you’ll find an alluring fragrance of plums, currants, dried cherries, cocoa, and violets. Then followed by smooth flavors of red fruits with a hint of almond. Yet the wine’s complexity is made even more intriguing as the wine finishes with the subtle sweetness of white chocolate. Most of all, If you choose to enjoy this vintage in its youth, we recommend decanting for 1 hour before serving. Otherwise, our 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to evolve and drink best in 5 to 10 years. Winemaker Philippe Bascaules transforms the vision of Francis Ford Coppola to create one of the great wines from the acclaimed2013 Napa Vintage.
93WW | Where would we be without the pioneering work of Gustave Niebaum? It was his vision that he could produce world-class wines in the Napa Valley from Bordeaux grape varieties in 1882. While this year marked the first vintage he produced on the estate of what would become the world-renowned Inglenook Vineyards. The Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, made from estate grown grapes, exemplifies the Rutherford AVA and its best characteristics. Notably bountiful ripe berries, fragrant floral notes, and complex earth and dust nuances. And the 2013 vintage is a complete wine that has successfully combined three Bordeaux grape varieties. Drinks quite well now. Tasted: November 22, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
Inglenook & Francis Ford Coppola
In 1975, Francis and Eleanor purchased part of the historic Inglenook Estate. While including over 1400 acres of land and founder Gustave Niebaum’s Victorian home and carriage house. Coppola renamed the estate Niebaum-Coppola and in 1978 produced the first vintage of Rubicon. So in 1995, the Coppolas purchased the remaining part of the original property. Which included the Inglenook Chateau and approximately 90 acres of vineyards, thus restoring the Estate to its historic dimensions.
In 2011, the Coppolas acquired the iconic Inglenook trademark. And Coppola announced that henceforth, his celebrated Estate would be known by its historic original name, Inglenook, “Our goal has always been to make one of the world’s great wines,” says Coppola. “You don’t get involved with an Estate like this, without that as your goal. Finally, in April 2002, all of our 200 acres of vineyards were certified organic—a process that took several years.
Winemaker Philippe Bascaules
So Bascaules’ experience of making some of the world’s most critically acclaimed wines has taught him the importance of respecting the heritage of a great ‘terroir.’ While Winemaker Philippe Bascaules philosophy is unassuming and clear-cut: “I prefer to know, rather than believe. I am not here to make changes just for the sake of it. Most of all I want to know that any changes I implement will improve the wine. Everything is a question of balance, but preserving elegance is essential. Yet in my opinion, a ‘grand vin’ should be more than just sensational, it should also evoke emotion.”