Monday, February 18, 2013
Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet, 1990
Inglenook is a storied name in California wine history, but this is probably the last really good Cabernet produced with the legendary diamond label. This bottle may not earn the raves I passed out with the last bottle, but it is a very good traditional Napa Cabernet--none of the high alcohol plushness that is trendy right now but classic Napa Cabernet smells and flavors. Black currants, plums, a hint of herbs and tea. You could almost believe there is some Merlot in the blend. Medium bodied with a long, ripe finish.