Inglenook CASK Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
2007 CASK Cabernet is a striking beauty. An exotic perfume of cassis, flowers, spice, and oak is followed by luscious flavors or red cherries, currants, and wildberries. the supple tannins and rich core of fruit let you indulge now; however, the impeccable structure will allow CASK to grow for many years to come. It is a classic representation of Rutherford Cabernet.
Wine Enthusiast - "Gorgeous, elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure, it's drinkable now, but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth, it has complex flavors of blackberries, black cherries, currants, red licorice, cola and oak. Give it some time to breathe."
In 1879, Finnish explorer and adventurer Gustave Niebaum searched the Napa Valley with the goal of establishing a wine estate to rival the finest chateau of France. For decades his wines won acclaim and remain some of the most admired in American wine history's classic period. By the mid-1960's, his property was divided, and estate-wine production ceased.
A decade later, Francis Ford Coppola purchased 1,500 acres of this historic property and revived Captain Niebaum's fine winemaking tradition. In 1995, Niebaum-Coppola acquired the remainder of the property and restored the Inglenook Estate to its original dimensions. View all Inglenook Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review43.8 out of 5 stars
14 ratings, 2 with reviewsJAMES FAY - Vancouver, WA45/9/2016Bergsund - Belvedere Tiburon, CA45/23/2011Anonymous - Elkins, WV42/20/2016pageseth2002 - New York, NY17/18/201241/6/2012410/9/2011
Enjoyed this bottle. Even though this was a little young, I felt it was a well balanced wine. Can't wait to try the other bottles in the next few years to see what has changed.410/1/2011
- Smooth & Supple
59/23/2011Frederick Lau - Farmingdale, NY58/31/201118/16/2011took one sip and threw this out. was spoiled like the other wine i got from this site. they sent me a replacement but same thing...one sip and threw this out. and, it wasn't just my personal taste b/c numerous bottles from came spoiled to me.Preman - Richardson, TX58/7/201146/8/2011Carl Foy - Hammonton, NJ45/5/2011Anonymous - New York, NY35/24/2011
- Big & Bold