Inglenook has the quality and reputation of Napa Valley wine that inspire crowds of tourists to visit Napa Valley wineries dotting Highway 29, nestled between the Mayacamas mountain range to the west and the Vaca Range to the east.
The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur and entrepreneur. When Niebaum’s grandnephew, John Daniel, Jr. inherited the chateau and vineyards in the 1930s, Inglenook had already earned international acclaim. Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the property in 1975 and have spent 40 years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook’s illustrious heritage with the help of renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Managing Director and Winemaker Philippe Bascaules.
Inglenook 1882 has a alluringly garnet red in color, the 2017 Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 leads on the nose with very compact, polished aromas of ripe currant, cedar, and plum. On the palate, the wine is refreshing, with subtle hints of wild blackberry and forest floor. The finish is medium in length, fresh, and supple.