Inglenook

Cask Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1494 ratings
9.1125 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

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.

Dec 27th, 2017
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.3

Took about twenty minutes to go from vegetal stinkyness to expressive fruit and coffee bean. Came together nicely.

Took about twenty minutes to go from vegetal stinkyness to expressive fruit and coffee bean. Came together nicely.

Nov 11th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

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+)

Jul 23rd, 2017
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.8

This was the wine of the night. 1938 surprised everyone... Still showing beautiful fruit and flower.

This was the wine of the night. 1938 surprised everyone... Still showing beautiful fruit and flower.

4 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Dustin Soiseth

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.7

An amazing piece of CA winemaking history, and utterly delicious. Mature but by no means tired. Vibrant, dusty red berry fruit, leather, tobacco. There was talk at the table of old redwood fermenters, and there was definitely a whiff of coastal forest here. Thanks @Matt Duncan for sharing this once- in-a-lifetime bottle!

An amazing piece of CA winemaking history, and utterly delicious. Mature but by no means tired. Vibrant, dusty red berry fruit, leather, tobacco. There was talk at the table of old redwood fermenters, and there was definitely a whiff of coastal forest here. Thanks @Matt Duncan for sharing this once- in-a-lifetime bottle!

2 people found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

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.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2016
Chaad Thomas

Owner, First Tier Imports

8.0

Ripe and jammy nose, plush palate, fine oak notes. Classic napa style.

Ripe and jammy nose, plush palate, fine oak notes. Classic napa style.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2014
Matthew Loso

Ouch! Mouth coating tannin.. This will likely mellow with time. Full bodied and rich but simple now..

Ouch! Mouth coating tannin.. This will likely mellow with time. Full bodied and rich but simple now..

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2013
Lee Pitofsky

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

Apr 15th, 2017
John Riccardo

1968

Apr 12th, 2017