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Inglenook Charbono Napa Valley 1991

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Pungent and earthy with a deep cedary, decaying wood tone, big woodear mushrooms and slight black pepper and roast beef notes and over an oily, garage tone. A touch of VA to boot, Cleans up with some faint red fruits and bricky dust. It's actually engaging to smell. Complex if atypical gaining a touch of fudge and cigar ash with a bloody background note. . Chunky and rustic in the mouth with good acidity and decent tannins, lots of raspberry tea upfront with a jammy peach edge. Easy across the mid-palate with a zesty friendliness that leads to a long finish that seems alcholic with the wlight VA burn but is long with tobacco and dirt tinged sour cherry fruits and a finale of spiced peach nectar. It's better than it sounds and while it really needs some food it's a great change of pace. 88pts

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 1991

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Color: Red
Varietal: Charbono
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Inglenook Estate Cellars:
The Inglenook heritage had its beginnings in the Napa Valley over 150 years ago. That's why every time you pour a glass of Inglenook, you'll taste the crisp, well-balanced wines you've come to know and love. So whether you're celebrating with friends, or unwinding at home, Inglenook is always refreshing, rewarding, relaxing.

Editorial Reviews for Inglenook Charbono Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.00 5
12/19/2008

Pungent and earthy with a deep cedary, decaying wood tone, big woodear mushrooms and slight black pepper and roast beef notes and over an oily, garage tone. A touch of VA to boot, Cleans up with some faint red fruits and bricky dust. It's actually engaging to smell. Complex if atypical gaining a touch of fudge and cigar ash with a bloody background note. . Chunky and rustic in the mouth with good acidity and decent tannins, lots of raspberry tea upfront with a jammy peach edge. Easy across the mid-palate with a zesty friendliness that leads to a long finish that seems alcholic with the wlight VA burn but is long with tobacco and dirt tinged sour cherry fruits and a finale of spiced peach nectar. It's better than it sounds and while it really needs some food it's a great change of pace. 88pts


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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
2.50 5
12/19/2008

A very interesting pungent aroma. Got my attention right away. Flavor is very mellow and complex - even a little watery and light. Might be a little too refined for my palate, although I appreciate the complexity. Enjoyed the nose more than the flavor.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.50 5
12/19/2008

Interestingly it smells quite like a Barolo : tar and lilacs. Its an old wine, but holds up well. Lots of acetone, licorice and a slight fungal nature. Pretty funky.

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  • Snooth User: Chris Carpita
    330935,531
    3.50 5
    12/19/2008

    Lots of interesting smells include motor oil and burnt rubber, very low-alcohol smooth mouth with a sharp acidity.


    3.00 5
    12/19/2008

    Some heat on the nose despite its age. There's a lot of tar, deep black fruits, leather and some heavy tannins.


    Snooth User: Eric Guido
    92549181,713
    3.50 5
    10/16/2010

    The 1991 strutted its youth with cherry jolly rancher and mulling spices on the nose. The palate showed rich blackberry fruits and citrus, which led to a spicy but drying finish.


    Snooth User: doubleagame
    135983242
    4.00 5
    02/13/2009

    Four glasses



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