A Pair of Young Inglewood Wines
These two wines in a gift basket with a wine opener – $200
2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE
St. Helena ~ Napa Valley
Aged 20 Months / 100% French Oak /60% new barrels
398 cases made
Growing conditions at Young Inglewood in 2009 were close to perfect, providing the ideal backdrop for the first release of our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. We harvested evenly sized clusters of Cabernet Sauvignon with small to medium-sized berries, Merlot with an ideal crop load, and Cabernet Franc with its typical wild clusters trimmed back to concentrate the berries.
Youthful in appearance, the finished wine shows a beautiful nose of blue and red fruits, warm spices and an indulgent cocoa powder character offered by the small percentage of Cabernet Franc included. The palate presents layers of red, blue and black fruits, tea leaves and minerals. Warm spice and a round mouthfeel come from the new oak barrels selected by Young Inglewood to showcase the fruit’s character and mid-palate. The balance of tannin, acidity and good length indicate structure in the wine and the scaffolding for aging. Enjoy now or cellar.
“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous and distinguished from the very first taste. Smoke, tobacco graphite, black cherries and plums are some of the many nuances that take shape in this focused, beautifully delineated Cabernet Sauvignon. Although deceptively medium in body, the 2009 is positively bursting with flavor and pure personality. I can’t wait to see how it ages. Sweet floral, notes add lift on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2029.” 92+ WA
2010 ‘RIGHT BANK BLEND’
St. Helena ~ Napa Valley
Aged 20 Months / 100% French Oak /40% new barrels
120 cases made
Young Inglewood’s 2010 Right Bank Blend is a deliciously dark, mouthwatering wine created from Young Inglewood estate Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Luscious black plum, red berries and warm spice combine with cocoa, dried herb and graphite notes in a balanced complex blend. With its supple body and long silky finish, the wine bears the hallmarks of the gravelly loam soils of Young Inglewood Vineyards.
Drink 2018 – 2023
Right Bank Blend 2010 is the second vintage of our homage to the right bank wines of Bordeaux. Young Inglewood hand harvests at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures. Cold soaking, individual berry sorting and a long slow fermentation all contribute to bring out the nuances of the estate vineyard for this successful translation of terroir into wine. 20 months in French oak and eighteen months of bottle aging result in a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth, or cellared.