Inglenook

About Inglenook

One of the most storied and revered estates in America, Inglenook can trace its ancestry across the globe as far back as 1842. Surviving plague, prohibition and bankrupt owners, it is today a simply sensational New World producer crafting some of the finest classically structured Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.

 

The modern era that shedding a glimmer of light for Inglenook came in 1975, one of the greatest film directors of the 20th century. Francis Ford Coppola, who had already made The Godfather and The Godfather Part II at the time, came to Napa in search of a holiday home with his wife. Purchasing the old house of the former owner, Gustave Niebaum, which the house was not included in the sale of the Inglenook brand, the Coppolas subsequently founded the Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery with the promise that they would do everything in their power to one day restore Inglenook’s reputation.

 

The wines of Niebaum-Coppola Estate went from strength to strength, only growing in reputation with the appointment of the legendary André Tchelistcheff as a consultant in 1982. Having a hand in two of the Californian wines which triumphed at the Judgement of Paris, his tenure went more than a little way towards the promised restoration of the Inglenook reputation.

 

After 30 years, the success of Niebaum-Coppola meant it was now an unstoppable force in Napa with enough muscle to finally purchase the remaining land which constituted the original Inglenook estate, including the mythical and revolutionary château.

 

Finally, a mere 10 years ago, Francis Ford Coppola fulfilled his decades-long promise and purchased the brand and trademark of the Inglenook name – the land, spirit and name are once again whole after so many years. Far from content with this monumental achievement, Paul Bascaules was poached from the mighty Château Margaux in 2011. After five years as general manager of Inglenook, the lure of being appointed MD back at Margaux proved irresistible. However, a testament to the pull of Inglenook, Bascaules decides to split his time and schedule to remain, Director of Winemaking of the Californian titan,

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6 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Inglenook Blancaneaux 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £400.67
2018

Inglenook Blancaneaux 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

This Rhone-blend white shows minerality and stone character to the lemon-rind and green-apple aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, fluid and delicious. Creamy texture. Viognier, marsanne and roussanne. Drink now.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 6x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £400.67
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,225.07
2017

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

A classic Napa Cabernet, smooth and rich, softly spoken with swirls of black fruits and gentle spice. This will age but there is no need to wait too long as the sides are already smoothed out. A great entry point to Rubicon, showing how carefully Inglenook walks the line between richly powerful concentrated Cabernet and a fresher lean style of wine. No trace of over ripeness or the smoke that impacted the very end of the picking. Tasted twice. 95ha estate on a huge, almost 700ha estate. Philippe Bascaules director of winemaking. 50% new oak. Blend completed with 1% Petit Verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 5 94 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,225.07
Inglenook Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £415.07
2016

Inglenook Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

Inglenook's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has turned out beautifully. Savory and exquisitely layered, with striking aromatic nuance, the 2016 has so much to offer. Dark black cherry, tobacco, cedar, grilled herbs and licorice are finely sketched. More than anything else, the 2016 impresses in the way it balances intensity and detail. And of course, it is absolutely delicious too.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £415.07
Inglenook Rubicon 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £782.87
2012

Inglenook Rubicon 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon, which used to be a proprietary blend and had a somewhat rustic, Italian personality, has now been put under the Inglenook Vineyard designation. Where the Cabernet Sauvignon was a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot, the Rubicon has abandoned any Italian varietals in favor of a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. I think it’s safe to say this is potentially the best Rubicon made to date. It’s not to denigrate other vintages, but there is a finesse and elegance combined with great richness and an avoidance of any rusticity that plagued some of the other vintages – which is to be admired. At three times the price, it’s not three times the wine of the Cask Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses a dense purple color, beautiful, sweet crème de cassis notes with a floral underpinning. I don’t see any of the Rutherford dust, per se, but there is an undertone of earthiness. The wine is full-bodied, rich, potentially complex and certainly capable of lasting 20 to 30 or more years. This is a great young Rubicon that will have its peak in 5-7 years and last 25-30.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £782.87
Inglenook Rubicon 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £889.07
2016

Inglenook Rubicon 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is a wine of total precision and class. Translucent and energetic, with distinctly mid-weight structure, the 2016 is a wine of reserve, tension and breeding. Shy at first, the 2016 has a lot to offer, but it needs a number of years in bottle to be at its most expressive. Cedar, tobacco, licorice and wild cherry add the closing nuances.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 10 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £889.07
Inglenook Rubicon 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,225.07
2017

Inglenook Rubicon 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

This is absolutely delicious. Powerful, intense and concentrated with seductive black cherry and raspberry leaf aromatics. It slowly and steadily pulls you in and compares to the very greatest Cabernets in its excitement, structure and grip. As the liquorice, chocolate and cassis notes stretch out, it comes to a mouthwateringly slow conclusion. This keeps the savoury edge of Cabernet and the tannins give focus and poise. Opulent and concentrated, and very good. 100% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 3 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,225.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Inglenook Blancaneaux 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £320.50
2018

Inglenook Blancaneaux 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

This Rhone-blend white shows minerality and stone character to the lemon-rind and green-apple aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, fluid and delicious. Creamy texture. Viognier, marsanne and roussanne. Drink now.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 6x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £320.50
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,007.50
2017

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

A classic Napa Cabernet, smooth and rich, softly spoken with swirls of black fruits and gentle spice. This will age but there is no need to wait too long as the sides are already smoothed out. A great entry point to Rubicon, showing how carefully Inglenook walks the line between richly powerful concentrated Cabernet and a fresher lean style of wine. No trace of over ripeness or the smoke that impacted the very end of the picking. Tasted twice. 95ha estate on a huge, almost 700ha estate. Philippe Bascaules director of winemaking. 50% new oak. Blend completed with 1% Petit Verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 5 94 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,007.50
Inglenook Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £332.50
2016

Inglenook Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

Inglenook's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has turned out beautifully. Savory and exquisitely layered, with striking aromatic nuance, the 2016 has so much to offer. Dark black cherry, tobacco, cedar, grilled herbs and licorice are finely sketched. More than anything else, the 2016 impresses in the way it balances intensity and detail. And of course, it is absolutely delicious too.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £332.50
Inglenook Rubicon 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £639.00
2012

Inglenook Rubicon 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon, which used to be a proprietary blend and had a somewhat rustic, Italian personality, has now been put under the Inglenook Vineyard designation. Where the Cabernet Sauvignon was a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot, the Rubicon has abandoned any Italian varietals in favor of a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. I think it’s safe to say this is potentially the best Rubicon made to date. It’s not to denigrate other vintages, but there is a finesse and elegance combined with great richness and an avoidance of any rusticity that plagued some of the other vintages – which is to be admired. At three times the price, it’s not three times the wine of the Cask Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses a dense purple color, beautiful, sweet crème de cassis notes with a floral underpinning. I don’t see any of the Rutherford dust, per se, but there is an undertone of earthiness. The wine is full-bodied, rich, potentially complex and certainly capable of lasting 20 to 30 or more years. This is a great young Rubicon that will have its peak in 5-7 years and last 25-30.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £639.00
Inglenook Rubicon 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £727.50
2016

Inglenook Rubicon 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is a wine of total precision and class. Translucent and energetic, with distinctly mid-weight structure, the 2016 is a wine of reserve, tension and breeding. Shy at first, the 2016 has a lot to offer, but it needs a number of years in bottle to be at its most expressive. Cedar, tobacco, licorice and wild cherry add the closing nuances.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 10 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £727.50
Inglenook Rubicon 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,007.50
2017

Inglenook Rubicon 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

This is absolutely delicious. Powerful, intense and concentrated with seductive black cherry and raspberry leaf aromatics. It slowly and steadily pulls you in and compares to the very greatest Cabernets in its excitement, structure and grip. As the liquorice, chocolate and cassis notes stretch out, it comes to a mouthwateringly slow conclusion. This keeps the savoury edge of Cabernet and the tannins give focus and poise. Opulent and concentrated, and very good. 100% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 3 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,007.50

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