Inglenook

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.194 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.2

A strong showing, which requires bottle age. First time trying this producer. Nose is structured with notes of mushrooms, moss and coffee.
Tannins are underripe, but add a good framework that will enhance the profile going forward. Leave this for at least another 12 months.
I reduced my rating to 92 pts. Day 2 is not as good as day 1.

A strong showing, which requires bottle age. First time trying this producer. Nose is structured with notes of mushrooms, moss and coffee.
Tannins are underripe, but add a good framework that will enhance the profile going forward. Leave this for at least another 12 months.
I reduced my rating to 92 pts. Day 2 is not as good as day 1.

Oct 11th, 2019
"Odedi"

For my 2,500th review on Delectable.

A wonderful Napa Cabernet sauvignon from a great vintage.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black fruits and chocolate notes, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, dark coffee, spices, tobacco leaf and earth.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Still young and needs another 5 years to mature.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 4 hours of airtime.
14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points

For my 2,500th review on Delectable.

A wonderful Napa Cabernet sauvignon from a great vintage.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black fruits and chocolate notes, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, dark coffee, spices, tobacco leaf and earth.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Still young and needs another 5 years to mature.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 4 hours of airtime.
14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points

Apr 15th, 2019
Thomas Brenner

Drinking this wine reminds me of touching a collection of Packards, gazing at antiquated film-capturing equipment and eating cheese and charcuterie with baguettes at Inglenook. Wine will always allow you to harken back to certain memories and moods...and with this one it's always a pleasant memory...of which I hope to make many more of

Drinking this wine reminds me of touching a collection of Packards, gazing at antiquated film-capturing equipment and eating cheese and charcuterie with baguettes at Inglenook. Wine will always allow you to harken back to certain memories and moods...and with this one it's always a pleasant memory...of which I hope to make many more of

Aug 9th, 2018
Carlos Lorenzo

Deep red color, mineral, very soft vegetables on smell, very well balanced, long, persistent, spicy on mouth. Our last member from Napa Valley trip. And do not forget, this wine was done by Francis Ford Coppola!!!

Deep red color, mineral, very soft vegetables on smell, very well balanced, long, persistent, spicy on mouth. Our last member from Napa Valley trip. And do not forget, this wine was done by Francis Ford Coppola!!!

May 6th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

This was one of the featured bottles at Bob’s tonight, and a really nice value at $99 off a restaurant list. Obviously young, it benefitted from the decant we gave it as it needed more time than the Chappellet. This is more old school/traditional style with the cherry tobacco, bay leaf and underripe blackberry notes on the nose, with a streak of black cherry & crushed rock on the finish. Hold or give it a lengthy decant.

This was one of the featured bottles at Bob’s tonight, and a really nice value at $99 off a restaurant list. Obviously young, it benefitted from the decant we gave it as it needed more time than the Chappellet. This is more old school/traditional style with the cherry tobacco, bay leaf and underripe blackberry notes on the nose, with a streak of black cherry & crushed rock on the finish. Hold or give it a lengthy decant.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2018
Justin

Day 1: Didn’t like it. Day 2: still no good. Day 3: not sure why I kept it but had it next to a mediocre Cab and really enjoyed it. Remember it being too fruit forward initially but maybe I just needed to properly decant it. I’d try again.

Day 1: Didn’t like it. Day 2: still no good. Day 3: not sure why I kept it but had it next to a mediocre Cab and really enjoyed it. Remember it being too fruit forward initially but maybe I just needed to properly decant it. I’d try again.

Oct 19th, 2019
Mary C
9.2

2014

2014

Sep 14th, 2019
Anthony D'Agostino

This is a good one!

This is a good one!

Aug 25th, 2019
Lisa Fried

This is already very smooth and approachable. We loved it!

This is already very smooth and approachable. We loved it!

Aug 3rd, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Red fruits abound, but not much depth to it. Still solid, especially on sale for $50.

Red fruits abound, but not much depth to it. Still solid, especially on sale for $50.

Jun 30th, 2019