Inglenook

The Hearth
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 57
Vintage

2019

Inglenook

The Hearth

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • The Hearth refers to our Rutherford Bench home, the center of the life, warmth and light that permeate this wine
  • We crafted a single barrel of The Hearth using Cabernet Sauvignon (79%), Cabernet Franc (13%) and Petit Verdot (8%)
  • The fruit was sourced from 11 carefully chosen vineyard blocks on the 235-acre, organically farmed Inglenook estate
  • The numeral 11 signifies vision, inspiration and focus, all of which inform how we grow grapes and make wine

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Chris Phelps

Winemaker, Inglenook

Winemaker, Chris Phelps

Born into a wine-loving family, Chris Phelps completed a degree in enology at UC Davis prior to studying viticulture and enology at the University of Bordeaux. He was selected by his future mentors, Christian Moueix and enologist Jean-Claude Berrouet, of Château Pétrus and Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix, to direct winemaking at Château des Laurets in Puisseguin-St. Emilion for the 1982 harvest. This led to extensive training at Château Pétrus and other Moueix properties on the Right Bank, and then to 12 years as founding winemaker at Dominus Estate, the Napa Valley property owned by Moueix. After Dominus, Chris served in as winemaker at Caymus Vineyards, prior to joining Swanson Vineyards, where he directed production until 2015. Chris likes to make “New World wines with an Old World sensibility,” blending experience and intuition with appropriate technology. He is passionate about bringing elegance and balance to the wines with which he is privileged to work. Chris has been producing his own Napa Cabernet Sauvignon under the Ad Vivum label since 2007. In addition to serving as Associate Winemaker for Inglenook Winery in Rutherford, he continues to consult for several other brands in Napa Valley and the Pacific Northwest. Chris and his wife, Maria, live in St. Helena, Napa Valley, where they raised their four children.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

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