Inglenook Estate Wine Dinner at Max Downtown


Inglenook-for-FBThe Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, wine
connoisseur and entrepreneur, came to Rutherford, California to build a wine estate that
would rival Europe’s finest. When Niebaum’s grandnephew, John Daniel, Jr. inherited the
chateau and vineyards in the 1930s, Inglenook had already earned international acclaim.
In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor purchased more than 1,500 acres of the property with profits from the film, The Godfather, and spent the next forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook’s illustrious heritage. “In America, so few things that are broken apart are ever put back together. Reuniting this property was truly a dream come true, both for my family and for Napa Valley.” Ultimately, all 200 acres of the estate were certified organic and in 2011, the Coppolas acquired the iconic Inglenook trademark and Coppola announced that henceforth, his celebrated Estate would be known by its historic original name, Inglenook. “Our goal has always been to make one of the world’s great wines,” says Coppola. “You don’t get involved with an Estate like this, without that as your goal.” The story of the Inglenook Estate reads like an epic novel. For the full history:                        Visit Inglenook’s interactive timeline here.
Tuesday, April 8th at 6pm
Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Sofia Blanc de Blancs
Colossal Crab Crepes
carrots, shiso, mango, curry
Blancaneaux 2011
Country Terrine
pickled vegetables, Morton mustard, raisin walnut crostini
Edizione Pennino 2011
Olive Oil Poached Arctic Char
applewood smoked bacon, cabbage, fennel pollen, beet dashi
Cask Cabernet 2010
Coffee-rubbed Dry Aged Ribeye
shortrib ravioli, crispy baby artichokes, chocolate cardamom jus
Rubicon 2009
Petite Fours for the table
$125 per person
not including tax & gratuity
Reservations Required. Please call, 860.522.2530