Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Flight #1 of our 1997 Retrospective. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. On the nose, this shared similar characteristics to wine #3. The most striking of which was a powerful note of finely ground cumin on the nose. Fruit is mostly desiccated at this point; the structure keeping everything together, but just. I called this to be “Rubicon”. While clearly in the sunset of its life, this showed slightly less energy than the Dalla Valle but no less charm. Drink now.
— a month ago

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1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Starter from Inglenook lineup and must say it is a middle of the road between an old world v a classic fruit forward Napa Cab. Crowd pelase for sure. — 4 months ago

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Edizione Pennino Rutherford Zinfandel

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Rubicon Napa Valley 2005


This is a delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with some nice age.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, figs, cedar, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, herbs, light earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Rich and flavorful.

This 18 year old still has a lot of life in it, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I've had a few vintages of this wine and it is always delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 5 months ago

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