Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [VM 95] [WE 95] [JS 94] [WA 92]

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [VM 95] [WE 95] [JS 94] [WA 92]

Regular price $275.00 Sale price $189.99 Save $85.01

VM95 WE95 JS94 WA92
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Notes from the Winemaker:
A classic expression of Inglenook’s terroir, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a complex aromatic burst of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and anise. Supple, ripe tannins enhance a velvety palate, which boasts tremendous depth. Even more striking is the extravagant array of macerated black fruits which extends through the lingering finish.

Vintage Notes:
Following a relatively warm winter, the 2015 growing season at Inglenook began early, staying 14 to 21 days ahead of average from budbreak to harvest. Variable weather during flowering in May, and limited precipitation for the fourth consecutive year, led to relatively low yields. Merlot, the first Bordeaux varietal to reach maturity, was picked on August 22nd, followed nine days later by the first lot of Cabernet Sauvignon. The dry, warm weather during September resulted in optimal conditions for fruit ripening. Harvest was completed by September 24th. Modest vineyard yields resulted in wines that capture Inglenook’s signature elegance, while remaining round and generous on the palate.

Barrel Regimen: 18 Months 100% French Oak 50% New oak

Varietal Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot and 0.5% Malbec

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"A dense, succulent wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon captures all the raw power and density of the year. The 2015 is just starting to soften, but ideally it needs another few years in bottle to be at its finest. Readers should expect an especially opulent style, and yet the 2015 has more than enough depth to drink well for another 15+ years or more." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This bottling reflects the past several years' fine-tuning the winery's vision in the vineyard and in the cellar. Including small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, it's a rounded, concentrated wine that expresses the vintage with ripe, grippy tannins that beg for further resolution. Blackberry, clove and leather flavors rise to the fore. Cellar through 2035." - Virginie Boone (12/1/2017)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of blackberry, chocolate and chili follow through to a full body, tight and chewy tannins and a linear finish. Shows polish and class. A blend of 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 2% merlot. Very well done for the vintage. Try in 2020 but already attractive." (Dec, 2017 )

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored and features a boisterous nose of blueberry pie, blackcurrant cordial and Black Forest cake with suggestions of chocolate mint, potpourri, baking spices and cedar chest. Full-bodied and concentrated in the mouth, it has a solid frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness to lift the densely packed fruit to a long finish. 7,034 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)