Hey there fellow wine lovers, Happy Winery Wednesday! This week I’d like to talk about the great experience I had at Inglenook winery in Napa Valley.
My friend Cassie from @bythestem (make sure to go follow her if you’re not already!) decided to host an event last Saturday at the historic Inglenook Winery, and I am so happy she did!
The drive into the winery was honestly one of the most gorgeous I have been to in Napa. Right off Highway 29 there is a magical tall black and gold gate that leads into the long and beautiful drive lined with trees in full autumn colors. The mountains set in the background behind the gorgeous winery. It truly was breathtaking.
It was so great to meet more amazing women who all have a passion for wine. We enjoyed a tour through the older wine caves into the newer “infinity cave”. Here we were joined by the assistant wine maker himself where we sampled their 2017 Rubicon Cabernet from the barrel! Talk about a Napa Valley bucket list item.
Touring the grounds of this historic property which has been in Napa for over 140 years was beyond fascinating. The stories of how the winery was “reborn” after prohibition and the people who helped along the way was great to learn about. All of us wine girls were loving it!
After we finished our tour (and picture taking of course!) we headed to a private area where we had delicious cheese boards and tasted a handful of their wines. This included the 2014 RC Reserve, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2015 Rubicon. All of the wines were outstanding and it was great to compare the 2017 and 2015 Rubicon, the winery’s Flagship wine (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot) and just how two years can make such a difference in the wine.
Thank you to Cassie and Inglenook Winery for hosting our group for this great experience. I will definitely be visiting again soon and I recommend you do the same! Be prepared to drink some incredible wine, learn some amazing Napa wine history, and be swept away into the Inglenook Winery charm.