About This Wine
Heritage wines, like Rubicon, are special.
Its lineage can be traced to the historic Inglenook estate founded by Gustave Niebaum, purchased by Francis Ford Coppola in 1975, and renamed Rubicon. Recently, Coppola acquired the original Inglenook name, which will appear on future bottlings.
So, it’s possible that the 2007 Rubicon, sans the Inglenook name, could become a collector’s item — and not just because of the name on the bottle, but also the wine inside. The 2007 — comprised entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation — is another in a long line of special releases from the estate.
Each vintage, Rubicon presents a snapshot of a unique place at a specific time (i.e., growing season), and the 2007 bottling is best described as voluptuous. Its tannin structure bodes well for long-term aging, yet its bright fruit flavors reward early consumption. To age or not to age? That is the conundrum presented by heritage wines such as Rubicon.
About Bordeaux Blend
A Bordeaux Blend is a blended red wine with six varities: Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.
- Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Estate Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Currant, Cassis and Subtle Earth Notes
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (All First Use) for 20 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestiona steak grilled over oak chips.