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Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2003

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2003 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Night Harvested ACCOLADES & REVIEWS "Puts Rubissow-Sargent in a different class than before. Up there with the best of Napa. Bryant Family, Cloud View, Ladera etc. Textbook, classic Cabernet. Extremely distinctive. Very precise, distinctive mountain character." -RONN WIEGAND - Master of Wine & Publisher of Restaurant Wine. APPELLATION Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder - Rubissow Vineyards. Farmed sustainably. PRODUCTION 12/750 ml - 562 cases WINEMAKER NOTES Rich, woderful, well balanced Cabernet. Minerality, complexity and elegance prevail. Plum, cedar and cassis with spice, dust and well balanced oak. One of our best Cabernets to date. BLEND Cabernet Sauvignon 97% Cabernet Franc 3% WINEMAKER Tony Sargent

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Rubissow-Sargent:
This longstanding under-the-radar winery in Berkeley is now closed. The NEW Rubissow brand has taken its place and all operations have been moved to Napa Valley, closer to the Rubissow family's Mt. Veeder vineyard estate. Former Physics and Chemistry mad scientist PhDs from UC Berkeley, George Rubissow & Tony Sargent founded Rubissow-Sargent in 1983 with the singular goal of making extraor... Read more
This longstanding under-the-radar winery in Berkeley is now closed. The NEW Rubissow brand has taken its place and all operations have been moved to Napa Valley, closer to the Rubissow family's Mt. Veeder vineyard estate. Former Physics and Chemistry mad scientist PhDs from UC Berkeley, George Rubissow & Tony Sargent founded Rubissow-Sargent in 1983 with the singular goal of making extraordinary Bordeaux styled wines at a fair price. All the fruit for their wines came form George's 45 acre Mt Veeder estate which he farmed with his two children, Ariel and Peter. The winery's proprietary red, Trompettes gained quick acclaim for its comparison to Bordeaux's famed Cheval Blanc. R-S was the first US winery to grow and produce the South African varietal Pinotage. Just two vintages were made. 1990 and 1991. The winery's classically styled Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Trompettes (65% Cab Franc-35% Merlot) and rarely produced Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon can still be found in the nation's finest restaurant cellars and retailers in ever-dwindling quantities. Restaurants that devotedly carried thw wines from year to year included Le Bernardin, Gramercy Tavern and Craft in NY, Quince in SF, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Blackbird in Chicago, Campanile in Los Angeles and Sweet Basil in Vail, Colorado. The winery's final vintage was the excellent 2003, resulting in well balanced, medium bodied wines. Carrying the torch forward, the new, next generation RUBISSOW wines are just now showing up in the marketplace and the debut 2004s have been spotted on hot wine lists from Charlie Trotter's in Chicago to Craft in Los Angeles, to Boulevard in San Francisco. Prices are higher, reflecting radically reduced production and greatly increased fruit expression. Rubissow-Sargent wines meanwhile will live on for decades in wine cellars and private collections around the world and will no doubt be discussed for years to come... Read less

Member Reviews for Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

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Snooth User: jathompson
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4.00 5
06/15/2008

This wine is amazing. The big fruits go from black to red in a seesaw throughout the glass. Such vinis! This is honest wine-making. The alternation of the fruit will only build on each other as this wine ages for the next 10 years. What a bargain too! Cinnamon and cocoa points to the mature tannins and soft wild sage notes keep you coming back to the glass. An exciting wine experience!


External Reviews for Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

This is a great example of an affordable, yet still great, Napa Valley cabernet. How do we know? Because we taste everything we sell! This wine has deep, rich fruit flavors and multiple layers of cocoa and spice.



2003 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Night Harvested ACCOLADES & REVIEWS "Puts Rubissow-Sargent in a different class than before. Up there with the best of Napa. Bryant Family, Cloud View, Ladera etc. Textbook, classic Cabernet. Extremely distinctive. Very precise, distinctive mountain character." -RONN WIEGAND - Master of Wine & Publisher of Restaurant Wine. APPELLATION Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder - Rubissow Vineyards. Farmed sustainably. PRODUCTION 12/750 ml - 562 cases WINEMAKER NOTES Rich, woderful, well balanced Cabernet. Minerality, complexity and elegance prevail. Plum, cedar and cassis with spice, dust and well balanced oak. One of our best Cabernets to date. BLEND Cabernet Sauvignon 97% Cabernet Franc 3% WINEMAKER Tony Sargent

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