A decade later, Francis Ford Coppola purchased 1,500 acres of this historic property and revived Captain Niebaum's fine winemaking tradition. In 1995, Niebaum-Coppola acquired the remainder of the property and restored the Inglenook Estate to its original dimensions.
Winemaker Notes - Our 2006 Rubicon reflects the extended growing conditions of the vintage, displaying an elegant lusciousness of flavor as well as a long, round finish. The harmonious character of the vintage is augmented by the more classic impression of weight and fresh precision of the fruit. It is a vintage that offers much complexity and will repay aging, but is already balanced and integrated.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc
The new Rubicon, which is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, brings to mind the 2003 and 2004. It doesnt have the sheer force of 2002 or 2005, but its certainly a classic Rutherford wine, and has a good future. Bone dry, it shows herb-infused flavors of blackberries, cocoa, spices and smoky sandalwood, and yes, the tannins are dusty. Drinkable now, with a good decant, and should develop in the bottle over the next 6-8 years.
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Rating||94 pts WE, 90 pts WS, 90 pts W&S|
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* WA = Wine Advocate
* ST = Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
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* WS = Wine Spectator
* W & S = Wine & Spirits
* WN= Wine News
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* CG = Connoisseur’s Guide