Evolving Inglenook: Old Bones, New Caves and a Commitment to Cabernet

Change is always afoot at this historic Napa estate, and now it's underground as well. A tasting of recent Rubicon vintages reflects the efforts

Evolving Inglenook: Old Bones, New Caves and a Commitment to Cabernet
Captain Gustave Niebaum commissioned the Inglenook chateau, designed by architect William Mooser and finished in 1887.
Jun 23, 2020

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth visits legendary Napa estate Inglenook for a taste of recent vintages of the Rubicon Cabernet blend.

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