A scaled-down version, with complex, savory aromatics of dried currant, herb, licorice and crushed rock, ending with dry, chewy, gritty tannins that should reward short-term cellaring.
Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 90
Inglenook's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask presents a distinctly Old World profile. Sweet tobacco, cedar, Provencale herbs, plums, black cherries and coffee all take shape in the glass. The style is distinctly mid-weight relative to most recent vintages. Sweet floral and savory notes resonate on the finish. There is a lot to like in the 2011, but readers should expect a restrained wine by Napa Valley standards. The 2011 Cask is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask emerges with scents of grilled herbs, cedar, red fruit, crushed rocks and smoke. The 2011 possesses lovely balance in the tense, wiry style of the vintage. There is plenty of potential here. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot.