…Where balance in winemaking is part of an inspired movement toward the new-old-school Napa!
Epicurean Santa Barbara is excited to feature its first Napa Winery: Young Inglewood of St. Helena!
Young Inglewood is known for their old world non-interventionist winemaking practices, and the estate’s signature character in their Bordeaux varietals is transformed into wines of profound depth and complexity; and balance and grace. They recently scored 93pts for their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon!
For this very special tasting, ESB will host an extended Winemaker Evening that includes 6 estate wines, a meal comprised of passed finger foods and a spread of harmonious antipasti, salads, proteins and more to accompany guests through the wine journey with Young Inglewood. Spend your Saturday evening sipping through a portfolio of Napa grown, Bordeaux-inspired wines from their estate vineyard. Mark Simon, the tasting room manager will be joining us as a representative for the family and the wines. As with every winemaker evening, enjoy incredible wines, and go home with a bottle to drink or cellar.
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
Young Inglewood is a family owned winery committed to producing wines of place, stewarded from vine to bottle by mother and son winemakers Jacky and Scott. The realization of a longtime dream for Jim and Jacky Young, Young Inglewood is a family winery in its truest expression. Jim runs all things operations, while their son, Scott, works side-by-side with Jacky as the winemaking team. And the winemaking is what I think really sets Young Inglewood apart from the rest of the pack.
In 2015, Young Inglewood became one of the first wineries to be certified Napa Green, a testament to our commitment to the environment. The winemakers grow and make wine from five Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Harvesting the grapes by sight, touch and taste, waiting for the optimal balance of sugar, acids and flavor. Grape varieties and vineyard sections are fermented separately to promote varietal and clonal nuances. Extended aging in French oak builds complexity in their red wines and Chardonnays. Fermentation and a short aging period in stainless steel protect the purity of their Rosé.
“Our family has always shared a love of wine – a passion first ignited when Jim and Jacky were in college together. Over the years, wine enhanced our lives – on the dinner table at home, and when we traveled to the world’s wine regions.”
Today the family works together on the winemaking. They live and work onsite, hand-crafting the limited production wines for balance and elegance, and welcoming guests to the Napa gem that is Young Inglewood.
Young Inglewood is situated on the coveted benchland nestled up against the Mayacamas in the Southwestern reaches of the St Helena, appellation. The benchland is renowned for world class Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varietals. The vineyard is further distinguished by seemingly bottomless gravelly loam soil punctuated by fist-sized rocks. It is part of the famed alluvial fan that fingers outward from the Mayacamas into select sites.
The vineyard is managed with a site-specific mix of organic and sustainable farming to enhance vine health and balance. These farming techniques, combined with Young Inglewood’s deep well-drained soils and mountain-moderated climate, allows them to produce Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals of profound depth and complexity.
Aligote is the second most grown white grape in Burgundy. Young Inglewood Vineyards is proud to craft the only bottling of this rare grape in Napa Valley. Jacky’s Vineyard. 1 barrel annually.