707-253-8605 2413 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
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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 Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2002


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  • Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 1991


    First thing that strikes me is how well sealed this wine is - it was like pulling a cork on 2 or 3 year old wine. This was the first good sign. The nose is terrific, all that great leather and spice that an older cab has; plus throw in a velvet smooth mouth feel; the tanninsare still there though quite soft. As for the color - I was expecting... Read More

    Wine review by jaykadushin

  • Rubissow-Sargent Merlot Mt. Veeder 2001


    Drink it now!!! I couldn't find any information on that particular wine, so I contacted the winery. See below...Dated: Oct 8, 2008Sandira,Thanks for your inquiry about the Rubissow-Sargent 2001 Merlot.The Rubissow-Sargent brand no longer exists, as my sister and I have renamed our winery Rubissow.The final vintage of R-S was 2003. The 01s were e... Read More

    Wine review by sandira

  • Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2002


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    Wine review by needles

  • Rubissow-Sargent Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2003


    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 t... Read More

    Wine review by jathompson

  • Firstly, I wanted to welcome the newest addition to the Snooth team: Natalya Murakhver. Natalya comes from the wine industry and will be managing Snooth's PR going forward.Secondly, we launched over 100 new stores and wineries last Friday. Snooth is now linked in with around 200 store and winery shopping carts. Giving you more options to buy fro... Read More

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