WA 90 - According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask shows a little more finesse than the 2010, with better balance between the fruit and tannin. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers and mint are some of the many notes that emerge as this nuanced, silky Cabernet opens up over time. There is still plenty of 2009 structure, but it is nicely balanced. The 2009 Cask needs to be cellared or decanted for a few hours in order for all of the elements to come together. This is a lovely showing. The 2009 is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
According to Wine Spectator - Dry, savory and herbal, with a trim expression of dried currant and lavender, ending on a drying note. Drink now. 7,250 cases made.
Tasting Notes - Pronounced aromas of dried cherries, coffee and fine tobacco precede rich flavors of black fruits and hints of licorice and spice. The weight, density and concentration of the fruit coupled with this vintage’s textured tannin layers will allow this vintage to develop additional complexity for years to come. Two hours of decanting is recommended before drinking; 2009 is a perfect vintage for collectors. Rated 90+
Formerly known as Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Cask, this wine is now known as the Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Cask. Francis Ford Coppola purchased part of the Niebaum estate in 1975 and the remainder of the estate in 1995.