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2017 "1882" Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon
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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 1882
Appellation:
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Blend:
91% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
2% Cabernet Franc
2% Malbec
Vineyards:
Chateau, Cohn, Creek, Gate,
Red Barn, Small Block
Alcohol:
14.5%
Barrel Regime:
18 Months
15% New French Oak
85% Neutral French and
American Oak
Bottled:
May 2019
1882 was the first vintage produced by Inglenook founder Gustave Niebaum. That same
year, Niebaum dug a small cave into the Mayacamas foothills on the back edge of the estate
in his search for optimal barrel aging conditions. We have preserved that special 1882 cave
on the estate – an enduring touchstone and symbol of Niebaum’s spirit of innovation and
exploration, which continues to live on at our estate today.

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 1882

1882 was the first vintage produced by Inglenook founder Gustave Niebaum. That same year, Niebaum dug a small cave into the Mayacamas foothills on the back edge of the estate in his search for optimal barrel aging conditions. We have preserved that special 1882 cave on the estate – an enduring touchstone and symbol of Niebaum’s spirit of innovation and exploration, which continues to live on at our estate today.

Vintage Notes

In 2017, our organically farmed estate vineyard received bountiful rainfall throughout winter and spring – nearly 50 inches. Fueled by the abundant rain, bud break occurred ten days earlier than it had the previous year, which foreshadowed an earlier harvest. Temperatures throughout the growing season were steady, except for three brief periods of heat during the summer. Harvest for the 2017 Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 began in early September and concluded by month’s end, allowing our crew to pick at optimal ripeness.

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Alluringly garnet red in color, 2017 Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 leads on the nose with very compact, polished aromas of ripe currant, cedar, and plum. On the palate, the wine is refreshing, with subtle hints of wild blackberry and forest floor. The finish is medium in length, fresh and supple.

Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley

Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec

Vineyards: Chateau, Cohn, Creek, Gate, Red Barn, and Small Block

Alcohol: 14.5%

Barrel Regime: 18 Months, 15% New French Oak, 85% Neutral French and American Oak