A Sense of Place: An Intimate Portrait of the Niebaum-Coppola Winery and the Napa Valley / Edition 1

A Sense of Place: An Intimate Portrait of the Niebaum-Coppola Winery and the Napa Valley / Edition 1

by Steven Kolpan
ISBN-10:
0415920051
ISBN-13:
9780415920056
Pub. Date:
08/01/2010
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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A Sense of Place: An Intimate Portrait of the Niebaum-Coppola Winery and the Napa Valley / Edition 1

In A Sense of Place, renowned wine expert and writer Steven Kolpan tells the story of how Francis Ford Coppola brought California's most distinguished and historic vineyard back to life.

Gustave Niebaum's Inglenook Estate, started in 1879, was one of the Napa Valley's first established vineyards and the birthplace of its premium wine industry. Generations after Niebaum's death, the vineyard was sold to Heublein, the wine and spirits monolith, who broke up the land and changed the Inglenook brand from a premium, connoisseur wine to a mass-market jug wine.

In 1975, Francis Coppola bought the Niebaum residence and the surrounding estate. Along with the original estate's reputation, he also brought back some of its original workers, including Rafael Rodriquez, who, in h is late seventies, now serves as the vineyard manager and historian.

Coppola overcame naysayers, red tape, and financial turmoil to reestablish the winery as a defender of quality, producing wine under four different labels, including the revered wine Rubicon.

In 1995, Coppola purchased the Inglenook Chateau and its adjacent vineyards, fulfilling his dream of reuniting the original Napa Valley estate.

Kolpan's luscious, flavorful narrative is worth enjoying now and keeping for later.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415920056
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword: A Sense of Heritage by Francis Ford Coppola
Introduction

Chapter 1: Rutherford Dust
Chapter 2: The Captain of the Ship
Chapter 3: The Inheritor
Chapter 4: One with the Land
Chapter 5: No Winners
Chapter 6: The Echo of the Vine
Chapter 7: Harvest Time
Chapter 8: Stewardship
Chapter 9: Consulting with the Captain
Chapter 10: Tasting Notes: The Rubicon Vintages from 1978-1995
Bibliography
Index

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