Francis Ford Coppola was unwavering. He owned the house in Rutherford, where John Daniel Jr., resided. He bought the grand old château nearby and much of the surrounding vineyard land. He was determined to restore the once famous property to its original glory and make great wines. He'd set ambitious goals. The only missing piece: the name.
This should seemingly close the saga of Inglenook's demise. At least for the time being. With Coppola one is never sure.
On Monday, the famous filmmaker-vintner announced he'd bought the Inglenook trademark, something he'd vowed to do for years. In his mind the property, the house, chateau, vineyards, always were Inglenook, in spirit and physical presence. He never felt comfortable with anything other than Inglenook. But he didn't own the name.
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