Rubicon Cask Cabernet 2007

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95 Points- Wine Ethusiast Gorgeous elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure it's drinkable now but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth it has complex flavors

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Winery: Rubicon Estate  
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Rubicon Estate:
Situated in Rutherford, one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in California, the Estate strives to preserve the traditions of its predecessor by crafting world-class wines. It took more than twenty years to reunite all of the original vineyards and restore winemaking to the Chateau. Now that this is complete, we have progressed into a new era of innovation, choosing to rename ... Read more
Situated in Rutherford, one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in California, the Estate strives to preserve the traditions of its predecessor by crafting world-class wines. It took more than twenty years to reunite all of the original vineyards and restore winemaking to the Chateau. Now that this is complete, we have progressed into a new era of innovation, choosing to rename the property - Rubicon Estate - after our critically-acclaimed flagship wine. When Gustave Niebaum began his enterprise, there were approximately forty-five wineries in California. Today, there are more than two hundred fifty in Napa Valley alone. None have as rich a history, as remarkable a story, or as innovative a family as Rubicon Estate. Those driven to succeed seldom find satisfaction in mere prosperity, for the struggle to accomplish the remarkable is infinite in scope and measure. During the years when the American wine industry was still in its infancy, a tenacious young sea captain named Gustave Niebaum amassed a small fortune in the Alaskan fur trade. Having achieved financial independence at an early age, Niebaum could have simply retired and still commanded respect from his peers. Instead, a longing for missed European traditions compelled him to launch a winery. Well-read and enthusiastic, Niebaum pursued this goal not as that of a hobbyist, but with a zeal that verged on obsession. In 1880, he founded Inglenook “…to make a Californian wine, if it can be made, that will be sought by connoisseurs and will command as high a price as the famous French, German and Spanish wines.” Niebaum spared no expense. Relentless, fanatical, and intent on perfection, he procured the very best vineyards, planted noble varietals, and designed a winery that was an engineering marvel of its day. Within ten years of founding Inglenook, Niebaum’s wines were lauded by the press, both at home and internationally. In the wake of Prohibition, Susan Niebaum’s grand-nephew John Daniel, Jr. assumed leadership of the winery. Dedicated to continuing the family's tradition of producing world-class wines, Daniel created legendary Cabernet Sauvignon’s which critics have since judged to be among the greatest in the world. Like Niebaum, John Daniel led without compromise. “Pride, not profits,” was his motto and wines were not even bottled unless they met his strict standards of quality. It was a daring way to conduct business but history has proved him right. In 1975, Francis Coppola came upon the historic Inglenook property in his quest for a summer cottage where he could make a little ‘home’ wine like his grandparents once did. Though far more grand than what he and his family initially sought, Coppola was impressed by the Estate’s natural beauty and intrigued by the story of Gustave Niebaum. Feeling somehow connected to the man who shared a similar immigrant success story, Coppola purchased the Estate on his second try and once he learned more about its storied past, vowed to reconstruct the great Estate. Read less
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Member Reviews for Rubicon Cask Cabernet

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Snooth User: maxsander
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4.00 5
04/05/2011

Delicious ... Still a little young with tons of potential. Cellar away!


Snooth User: MattMcGinnis
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4.00 5
10/09/2010

My review of 1998 Rubicon Estate CASK Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine stands out with the 1800 style label printed on thin cork. Niebaum Coppola first made the CASK Cabernet Sauvignon in 1995 as a wink and a nod to the hearty Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon. CASK Cabernet is made from 100% organic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the storied Rubicon Estate vineyards, Cohn and Chateau, in Rutherford, Calif. These vineyards first started producing fat Cabs in 1871. CASK is aged for 28 months in 500-L American oak puncheons to round out the hearty fruit. My full review is here: http://mattmcginnis218.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/oscar-worthy-rubicon-estate-cask-cabernet-sauvignon/


Snooth User: Drabel
73582919
4.50 5
01/26/2011

We recently visited Rubincon Estate in Napa Valley and had a chance to taste this fabulous Cab. We had visited numerous wineries and were quite suprised at the impression this made on us even though it was late in the day. Deep rich flavors with complexity and not too stringent on the tannins.


Snooth User: janmich4
91403013
4.00 5
08/14/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Rubicon Cask Cabernet

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A rustic, rough-hewn, full-bodied young red, with chewy currant, dried and wild berry, mineral, sage and cedar notes. Gains a suppleness on the finish that bodes well for the future.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Gorgeous, elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure, itrsquo;s drinkable now, but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth, it has complex flavors of blackberries, black cherries, currants, red licorice, cola and oak. Give it some time to breathe.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

95 Points- Wine Ethusiast Gorgeous, elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure, it’s drinkable now, but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth, it has complex flavors


External Review
09/17/2011

Gorgeous, elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure, it's drinkable now, but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth, it has complex flavors of blackberries, black cherries, currants, red licorice, cola and oak. Give i... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Rubicon Estate Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
05/11/2011

Rubicon Cask is their finest expression of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from this historic estate in Rutherford. Originally the Niebaum estate, wine grapes have been grown on this property since the 1800's. Grapes for this wine were sourced from two vineyards, the Cohn and the Chateau, right in the Rutherford bench. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 95 points saying "Gorgeous, elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure, it’s drinkable now, but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth, it has complex flavors of blackberries, black cherries, currants, red licorice, cola and oak. Give it some time to breathe. Now–2017."



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95 Points- Wine Ethusiast Gorgeous elegant and ageworthy. With a softly tannic structure it's drinkable now but should age and gain complexity for 10 years. Dry and smooth it has complex flavors

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