Inglenook Cask Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$79.99

Francis Ford Copolla has been producing the Cask Cabernet under the Niebaum-Copolla label from the Inglenook estate.  A few years ago he finally regazined the naming rights and changed the name of the winery back to Inglenook, restoring it to it's former glory as one of California's fine wine pioneers. Pronounced aromas of dried cherries, coffee and fine tobacco precede rich flavors of black fruits and hints of licorice and spice. The weight, density and concentration of the fruit coupled with this vintage’s textured tannin layers will allow this vintage to develop additional complexity for years to come. Two hours of decanting is recommended before drinking; 2012 is a perfect vintage for collectors. Brix26 Inside Scoop:   During the last 25 years, Francis Ford Coppola has reunited all of the Estate's original vineyards and restored winemaking to the Inglenook chateau. In recognition of the importance of this site, the trademark was purchased in 2011, and the property was once again and forever named 'Inglenook'.

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

Rich, deep cassis and dark berry fruit, with some warm, gravelly minerality and a bit of baker’s chocolate on the nose. Soft and enveloping in the mouth. Long and balanced. A nice treat, since the last Inglenook Cab I had was the 77, which I had in the early 80s.

Rich, deep cassis and dark berry fruit, with some warm, gravelly minerality and a bit of baker’s chocolate on the nose. Soft and enveloping in the mouth. Long and balanced. A nice treat, since the last Inglenook Cab I had was the 77, which I had in the early 80s.

9.3

Randy Fuller Delectable Pro

This dark wine bursts with rich cassis, vanilla and tobacco notes on the nose. Black fruit flavors are met with minerals and spice and the tannins are a step away from youthful, vibrant yet showing a soft side. The Cabernet Franc shows up wonderfully spicy with a green note in tow, while the Merlot even sneaks in a whiff of smoke. It's a pleasure from sniff to swallow, and the lengthy finish reminds one to go back for another sip.

This dark wine bursts with rich cassis, vanilla and tobacco notes on the nose. Black fruit flavors are met with minerals and spice and the tannins are a step away from youthful, vibrant yet showing a soft side. The Cabernet Franc shows up wonderfully spicy with a green note in tow, while the Merlot even sneaks in a whiff of smoke. It's a pleasure from sniff to swallow, and the lengthy finish reminds one to go back for another sip.

9.6

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Second red wine at Table #1 at Oakton Wine Shops Bucket List Tasting. Deep purplish ruby red. Rich nose with red berries, cassis, spices and cinnamon. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Dark fruits on the palate with layers of spices and dark gravel. Long and lingering finish. Solid Napa Valley Cabernet for around $70.00 and built to last. Drink till 2032. (91+)

Second red wine at Table #1 at Oakton Wine Shops Bucket List Tasting. Deep purplish ruby red. Rich nose with red berries, cassis, spices and cinnamon. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Dark fruits on the palate with layers of spices and dark gravel. Long and lingering finish. Solid Napa Valley Cabernet for around $70.00 and built to last. Drink till 2032. (91+)

9.1

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Wonderfully tight and lean, graphite and cherry and espresso. Green herbs on the finish.

Wonderfully tight and lean, graphite and cherry and espresso. Green herbs on the finish.

9.4

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Great example of Napa Cab

Great example of Napa Cab

9.3

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

red currant, black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla, cedar, baking spices, impressively long finish

red currant, black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla, cedar, baking spices, impressively long finish

9.3

Louie Christensen Delectable Pro

Rutherford dust through and through. A firm structure, with warm walnuts, spices and creme de cassis.

Rutherford dust through and through. A firm structure, with warm walnuts, spices and creme de cassis.

9.3

J D Delectable Pro

Not as complete as Rubicon, but complex and age-worthy in its own right

Not as complete as Rubicon, but complex and age-worthy in its own right

8.8

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. On the nose, red and black fruits with pleasant aromatic spices. The palate shows ripe cherry, strawberry and bkackberry flavors, subtle spices, some cacao and oak. Good balance, generous acidity, rich tannins and some smokiness noted on the long finish. Should show well for a decade.

A Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. On the nose, red and black fruits with pleasant aromatic spices. The palate shows ripe cherry, strawberry and bkackberry flavors, subtle spices, some cacao and oak. Good balance, generous acidity, rich tannins and some smokiness noted on the long finish. Should show well for a decade.

9.1

S Butterfield Delectable Pro

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

Gots all that goodness you'd expect.

Gots all that goodness you'd expect.

9.0

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