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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Inglenook and Rubicon - An Iconic Napa Winery Reborn
September 18, 2019

 

White

2016 Inglenook Sauvignon Blanc; Aroma: fresh crisp, rather clean, fine, low melon, clean pretty, light fresh; Mouth: juicy rather lemony, bright, juicy acid, ratter clean, tight firm, lemon finish; Very Good Plus46.99; Mixed Case, 42.29; Case, 39.94

 

Red

2015 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel; Aroma: very rich and heady, heady , very dense full, ; Mouth: juicy rather oaky bright, clean , tangy, spicy & linear; Very Good Excellent58.99; Mixed Case, 53.09; Case, 50.14

2014 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 1882; Color: medium dark opaque, ; Aroma: sweet woody spice, , nicely directly intense, rather bright; Mouth: smooth, clean, fine acid , strong, rather bright clean very fine tannins, palate staining tannins on the finish, very long; Excellent44.99; Mixed Case, 40.49; Case, 38.24

2014 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Cask; Color: very dark black; Aroma: lightly heady rather dense, , deep chocolate, , lightly earthy, restrained, Rutherford dust, , deep currant; Mouth: clean rather form, lightly sweet very pretty, fine acid tannins, , fine well defined acidity,  clean, nicely herbal on the finish; Excellent - Outstanding80; Mixed Case, 72; Case, 68

 2014 RubiconRobert Parker 2016“has a saturated black/purple color and a nose of blackberry and cassis with some camphor and charcoal. Chewy, rich and full-bodied, with exceptional precision and personality, this is a stunningly delicious and complex wine with a good 25-30 years of further potential. … Approachable already, this wine won’t hit its stride for another decade and will last 30 or more years.”$195; Mixed Case, 175.5, case 165.75

Not in the tasting, bottles only available

2013 Inglenook Rubicon; Color: very dark dense, ; Aroma: heady & sweet, very dense, rich,  fine & elegant,  very pretty, broad strong Cab note, ; Mouth: dense rather thick aproachable & forward with a lot in reserve, very fine acid, nicely concentrated, rich still young; Outstanding 195; Mixed Case, 175.5

 

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