Inglenook is a name that needs no introduction. Synonymous with Californian fine wine for over a century, the winery has gone from founder to frontrunner and maintains a lead in what has become a very competitive race to be the best in the West.

This historic estate is under the stewardship of the Coppola family but is headed by famed Château Margaux winemaker Philippe Bascaules who oversees the operation, ensuring both the quality and longevity of the wines.

Today we are delighted to offer the newly released Inglenook Rubicon 2019.

Scoring a perfect 100 points from Jane Anson, Rubicon is an elegant blend from Inglenook’s finest vineyard blocks and showcases the highest potential of both the estate and the vintage.

“A storming, stonking Napa wine, playing at the top of its game in 2019. Somehow takes the power and concentration of Napa but makes it full of texture, life, light and shade… Hard not to fall in love with, nothing overdone, everything in its place.” 100 points – Jane Anson

Due in next year, the Rubicon 2019 should deservedly take a place alongside other revered Inglenook vintages in collectors’ cellars around the world.

 

Inglenook Rubicon 2019
£850 (6x75cl)

100 Points | Jane Anson
A storrming, stonking Napa wine, playing at the top of its game in 2019. Somehow takes the power and concentration of Napa but makes it full of texture, life, light and shade. Espresso, liqourice root, cocoa bean, cassis, cranberry, black cherry, cold ash and crayon. Hard not to fall in love with, nothing overdone, everything in its place. Winemaker Todd DeVincezi, consultant winemaker Philippe Bascaules. All aged in French oak barrels, 75% new.
Drink 2026 – 2042

Inglenook – a brief history:
Inglenook can trace its history as far back as 1842 right through to today where it is seen as a benchmark New World producer creating some of the finest classically structured Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.

The modern history of Inglenook begins when in 1972, film director Francis Ford Coppola (of The Godfather fame), came to Napa in search of a holiday home. Purchasing much of the estate from former Inglenook owner, Gustave Niebaum, the sale of the Inglenook brand was not included in the sale. The Coppolas subsequently founded the Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery with the promise that they would do everything in their power to one day restore and rebirth Inglenook.

The wines of Niebaum-Coppola Estate went from strength to strength, especially after the appointment of the legendary André Tchelistcheff as a consultant in 1982. Having played a part in two of the Californian wines which triumphed at the Judgement of Paris, his addition to the team pushed the estate toward superstardom.

After 30 years, the success of Niebaum-Coppola meant it was now a force to be reckoned with in Napa, with enough clout to purchase the remaining land of the original Inglenook estate, including the unique chateau.

Finally, Francis Ford Coppola purchased the brand and trademark of the Inglenook name, fulfilling his original promise. As if this wasn’t enough, legendary winemaker Paul Bascaules was enticed away from Château Margaux, joining Inglenook in 2011. After five years as general manager of Inglenook, the lure of being appointed MD back at Margaux proved irresistible. However, as a testament to the attraction of Inglenook, Bascaules decides to split his time and remains Director of Winemaking at Inglenook to this day.

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