(2010 Vintage) Previously this wine was known as CASK Cabernet Sauvignon. Inglenook will now refer to this wine as Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a tribute to the historic world-renowned Inglenook 1941 vintage, produced by John Daniel, Jr. from vines brought to the Inglenook Estate from Bordeaux by Gustave Niebaum. Today, this estate-grown wine is blended with the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon that remain after the highly selective blending of Rubicon.
Cask Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in small five-ton fermenters and pumped over four to five times a day to encourage vigorous fermentation for the first four days of the fermentation process. For the next week the pump-overs slow to once or twice a day. This process maximizes the extraction of vibrant color and optimal flavor from the must. Upon completion of the fermentation process, the wine and must is pressed and racked into 500-L American oak puncheons for twenty-four months of aging. This technique harks back to the traditional aging process of John Daniel Jr. and the Inglenook Cask wines of the Estate’s past.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05