2006 Rubicon Estate Cask Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #500439
The 2006 CASK Cabernet has an exceptional aromatic quality and luscious flavors of red cherries and blackberries as well as plum and cocoa on the midpalate. With its soft, lingering finish, the wine is easy to enjoy now with roasted or grilled meats, pasta and cheeses. It is a classic representation of Rutherford Cabernet.
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WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: An elegant, complex 100% Cab, solid and potent, although it’s also young and fresh in tannins and needs time in the cellar. Not showing particular finesse now, with straightforward cherry, blackberry and currant flavors, but has the balanced stuffing for the cellar. Better after 2011.
Rubicon Estate CASK Cabernet epitomizes the property's illustrious history and winemaking tradition. Francis and Eleanor Coppola's 1995 reunification of the estate provided the inspiration to create a Cabernet Sauvignon that would pay tribute to John Daniel, Jr., founder Gustave Niebaum's grandnephew, who successfully ran Inglenook Winery from 1934 to 1964 and created wines since judged by critics to be among some of the best ever produced. 2006 proves to be an excellent vintage for Cabernet at Rubicon Estate. Despite heavy spring rains, budbreak occurred just slightly later than normal with no vine damage at all. Fruit set occurred under optimum conditions in late May. Fortunately, summer temperatures peaked early in mid-July helping to reduce vine vigor and setting the stage for a measured, gradual development of the fruit. In fact, even as September drew to an end, temperatures remained mild well into October, which allowed us to delay picking even longer. Because nature never forced our hand, the grapes had several extra weeks to mature. The resulting fruit showed uniform ripeness without the high sugar levels that accompany really hot years. Furthermore, the young wine exhibited a pleasing round texture and intense berry aromas.
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Vintage 2006
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
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