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Founded by a successful Finnish sea Captain, Gustave Niebaum, in the 1880’s, Inglenook Estate in Rutherford California was once the most highly regarded of the earliest, great Napa Valley estate wineries. Over the years the estate passed through the hands of Niebaum’s descendants. Eventually the family started to sell off plots of the historic homestead. Even the proud name was put on the market in 1964 and sold to a corporation as merely a brand name. But in 1975, Francis Ford Coppola...
Sweet, savory scents of cassis, forest floor,wild blackberry, cedar, and vanilla flow seamlessly into a consistent flavor impression on the palate. This wine evokes a true sensation of balance between freshness, oak integration, fruit concentration and modest alcohol. The luxurious mouthfeel and tannin structure offer the added assurance of extended cellar potential.
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A soft and fruity wine with chocolate, walnuts and hints of cedar. Full body and round and velvety tannins. Very pretty.See detailed press review