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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Inglenook Cabernet Franc 2000
Inglenook Cabernet Franc 2000
(search item no. 53661)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2000 Niebaum-Coppola Estate Cabernet Franc has the classic spice and clove with sweet red fruit aromas that are distinctive Estate characteristics. Not all Cabernet Franc smells like ours, which is a testament to our old clone of Cabernet Franc as well as our organically farmed vineyards. We believe in the versatility of the varietal for both its blending potential and its individual delicious qualities. The 2000 Cabernet Franc has aromas of clove and allspice while the palate is very luscious and concentrated. It has beautiful tannins with characteristic tobacco, nutmeg and raspberry flavors. With a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon added for range and personality, the wine is drinkable now and will age nicely upwards of ten years.
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About Inglenook:

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.