2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
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Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to John Daniel, Jr., who produced the muchheralded
Inglenook 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon from vine cuttings brought to the Inglenook
Estate from Bordeaux by Gustave Niebaum. Today, this estate-grown wine is blended
with the finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties that remain after
the highly selective blending of Rubicon.
Vintage Notes
Following a relatively warm winter, the 2015 growing season at Inglenook began early,
staying 14 to 21 days ahead of average from budbreak to harvest. Variable weather during
flowering in May, and limited precipitation for the fourth consecutive year, led to relatively
low yields. Merlot, the first Bordeaux varietal to reach maturity, was picked on
August 22nd, followed nine days later by the first lot of Cabernet Sauvignon. The dry,
warm weather during September resulted in optimal conditions for fruit ripening. Harvest
was completed by September 24th. Modest vineyard yields resulted in wines that capture
Inglenook’s signature elegance, while remaining round and generous on the palate.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
A classic expression of Inglenook’s terroir, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a
complex aromatic burst of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and anise. Supple, ripe tannins
enhance a velvety palate, which boasts tremendous depth. Even more striking is the
extravagant array of macerated black fruits which extends through the lingering finish.
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to John Daniel, Jr., who produced the muchheralded Inglenook 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon from vine cuttings brought to the Inglenook Estate from Bordeaux by Gustave Niebaum. Today, this estate-grown wine is blended with the finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties that remain after the highly selective blending of Rubicon.
Vintage Notes
Following a relatively warm winter, the 2015 growing season at Inglenook began early, staying 14 to 21 days ahead of average from budbreak to harvest. Variable weather during flowering in May, and limited precipitation for the fourth consecutive year, led to relatively low yields. Merlot, the first Bordeaux varietal to reach maturity, was picked on August 22nd, followed nine days later by the first lot of Cabernet Sauvignon. The dry, warm weather during September resulted in optimal conditions for fruit ripening. Harvest was completed by September 24th. Modest vineyard yields resulted in wines that capture Inglenook’s signature elegance, while remaining round and generous on the palate.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
A classic expression of Inglenook’s terroir, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a complex aromatic burst of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and anise. Supple, ripe tannins enhance a velvety palate, which boasts tremendous depth. Even more striking is the extravagant array of macerated black fruits which extends through the lingering finish.
Blend: 
88% Cabernet Sauvignon,6% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 0.5% Malbec
Vineyards:Chateau, Cohn, Small Block, Walnut, Gio, Creek, Lower Garden
Alcohol:14.5%
Barrel Regimen:
18 Months
100% French Oak
50% New oak