July 22nd – Inglenook is thrilled to share that NBA star and wine enthusiast Josh Hart will chat with Associate Winemaker Chris Phelps live on Instagram @inglenook1879 on Tuesday, July 27th at 3 p.m. Pacific Time/6 p.m. Eastern Time as they taste Inglenook’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Rubicon. Hart, who plays guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, is passionate about wines from Bordeaux and Inglenook has a special connection to the region.
Playing with the LA Lakers earlier in his career sparked Hart’s passion for wine, as former teammate LeBron James often brought classic bottles on road trips. Since then, Hart has partnered with Wine Access to establish the Diversity in Wine Scholarship, which will sponsor Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 certification for 100 people. Last fall, Hart also made a generous $10,000 donation to the Napa Valley Community Foundation to aid fire victims – a poignant gesture for Hart, who lost his home to a fire when he was a freshman in high school. Hart expresses his love of wine through a dedicated IG feed @jhartcellars.
Founded in 1879 as Napa’s first estate winery, Inglenook has garnered international acclaim for more than 140 years. It is the largest contiguous estate on the famed Rutherford Bench, Napa Valley’s finest area for producing spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon, and the vineyard was certified organic more than 25 years ago. Associate Winemaker Chris Phelps began his career in Bordeaux, working at Château Petrus, and Inglenook’s Director of Winemaking, Philippe Bascaules, is also from Bordeaux.
For those who would like to taste along with Josh Hart & Chris Phelps, Inglenook’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Rubicon can be acquired in advance of the July 27th tasting by visiting www.inglenook.com.