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2008 Rubicon Estate - Rubicon Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Rutherford - Red

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola Winery and Inglenook Winery) is located in Rutherford, California in the heart of Napa Valley. The winery sits on a portion of the historic Napa property first acquired in 1879 by Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery.

In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor purchased Niebaum's Victorian... More »

WA 91+
WS 92
Drink Dates
WS: 2011-2019
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750ml $139.95

WA 91+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue In Asia May 2012

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Rubicon is intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and dark chocolate with hints of violets, toast and a whiff of coconut. Ripe, densely packed and full bodied in the mouth, it has a solid structure of medium to firm grainy tannins and medium to high acid to support the generous flesh, finishing long and spicy. Approachable now, it's still very youthful and has the structure to age gracefully over the next 8 to 10 years+.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2019

Rough-hewn, dense and chewy, with a complex earthy edge to the dried berry, sage, underbrush and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and well-proportioned, ending with a loamy earth aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.

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Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.718%
Tasted On 05/28/2013
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