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Rubicon Giftbox 2004

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This beautiful giftbox features an individual bottle of our flagship wine, the 2004 Rubicon.These rosewood wine boxes were handmade especially for Rubicon Estate in New Zealand using traditional cabinetry techniques. Rosewood was selected in the creation of these boxes due to its durability, fine color, polish and sheen. The lustrous finish is achieved through a process of multiple sandings by hand, sealing with clear undercoats, additional sandings and an application of two coats of lacquer. The Rubicon Estate logo is laser etched into the lid. These wine boxes are exclusive to Rubicon Estate in the United States.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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  • 2004

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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

Member Reviews for Rubicon Giftbox

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Snooth User: Theresa C
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5.00 5
07/16/2008

Very well balanced. Allow wine to breathe for and hour or two prior to consumption.


Snooth User: Tina and Orland
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5.00 5
06/23/2011

Been to the Old Hickory at the Gaylord Texas several time and this on is a staple for me. Consistently out does every other wine I have had. Love it. Smooth and full bodied.


Snooth User: steelwaste
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5.00 5
10/18/2008

This is a magnificent effort! Dense and thick. Wonderful.


Snooth User: aceymac
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5.00 5
12/07/2008

lush and dramatic


Snooth User: Puritani
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5.00 5
02/16/2008

An extraordinary wine with great depth and wonderful nose. My highest recommendation!


Snooth User: aakrafft
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5.00 5
02/24/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Rubicon Giftbox

External Review
01/16/2009

Ripe, with spicy plum and blackberry fruit that's fresh and vibrant, yet elegant and stylish, finishing with a zesty Cabernet aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 7,250 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Rubicon Estate Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
03/19/2009

Made from only estate-grown fruit, this is traditional California Cabernet at its best. This is a tribute to the wines made by Inglenook. Rich, cassis fruit, alluring tannins, and a toasty vanilla finish make this a wine to enjoy now, or cellar for decades.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewBased on the old 100% Cabs from Inglewood that aged forever, Rubicon's interpretation has the same hard, tough tannins in youth. It's not a wine you want to drink anytime soon. Bursting with cherry, blackberry, plum and vanilla flavors, it has the elegant balance needed for ageability. Best after 2010, and should hold and improve for many years after.Wine Tasting NotesOur 2004 CASK Cabernet is a classic, grand style American Cabernet. It is loaded with ripe red cherry and rum raisin scents, which are telltale hallmarks of Rutherford Cabernet in a great year. Immediately accessible for its forward charm, the dense and supple tannins are inviting to experience now, but the rewards will come with three-to-six years of bottle age.Out of respect for the environment and our vineyard staff, as well as our belief that organic grapes make better wine, Rubicon Estate is farmed organically and certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Rubicon Estate Cabernet Cask 2004 and all other wine from Rubicon Estate are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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This beautiful giftbox features an individual bottle of our flagship wine, the 2004 Rubicon.These rosewood wine boxes were handmade especially for Rubicon Estate in New Zealand using traditional cabinetry techniques. Rosewood was selected in the creation of these boxes due to its durability, fine color, polish and sheen. The lustrous finish is achieved through a process of multiple sandings by hand, sealing with clear undercoats, additional sandings and an application of two coats of lacquer. The Rubicon Estate logo is laser etched into the lid. These wine boxes are exclusive to Rubicon Estate in the United States.

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