Bottle of 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 red wine.

2018 "1882" Cabernet Sauvignon

With its deep, red garnet color, the Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 leads off on the nose with attractive notes of cocoa powder, black cherry and ripe black plum. Immediately round and supple on the palate, the wine shows ripe flavors of cassis and black cherry, with a deft touch of French oak on the finish. Full and well-textured, this vintage of 1882 is particularly vibrant and fresh, with polished tannins of excellent quality.

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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 Inglenook today.


The 2018 vintage produced a generous crop of excellent quality. Well-timed precipitation in March and April encouraged slow, steady spring shoot development. Moderately warm temperatures throughout the season were ideal for gradual, even ripening of our Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest for our 2018 Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 began in the Fountain block next to the historic Inglenook Chateau on September 19th, and continued at a smooth pace, culminating with blocks from our Cohn and Red Barn vineyards on October 18th.

Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Ensemble: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Regimen: 18 Months 11% New French Oak 89% Neutral French Oak
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vineyard: Chateau, Cohn, Red Barn, Small Block
Bottle Date: May 2020