Inglenook Red "Rubicon" 2009 (Rutherford, Nap Valley, California) - [WS 93] [RP 92]

Inglenook Red "Rubicon" 2009
(Rutherford, Nap Valley, California) - [WS 93] [RP 92]

Regular price $195.00 Sale price $169.97 Save $25.03

WS93 RP92
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Over the last few vintages, we’ve continued to refine the methods we use in crafting Rubicon in order to create the most elegant wine possible. In addition to now being even more discerning about the selections that go into Rubicon, we’ve purchased new equipment we think will be even more gentle on the fruit, and we have further improved our fermentation techniques. Our 2010 Rubicon was barrel-aged in our caves for 20 months.

Tasting Notes:
Intense aromas of dark berries with hints of violets and fine roasted oak fill the nose. The sturdy framework and intensely expressive red and black fruits give great power and length to the finish. Two hours of decanting is recommended before drinking; 2009 is a perfect vintage for collectors.

Technical Data:
Appellation: Rutherford
Ensemble: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
Aging: 17 months French oak barrels
Total Alcohol: 14.8%
Vineyard: Cohn, Creek, Walnut, Lower Garden, Lower Cas

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A classy effort that is rich and layered, restrained and structured, showing fine tension between the dried currant, cedar, cigar box and anise flavors and the firm, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2023. 3,700 cases made." –JL (Apr 30, 2013)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A big, imposing wine, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is going to need some time to shed its tannin and baby fat. There is plenty of weight and gravitas in the glass. Smoke, tar, chocolate, licorice and dark red raspberries are all woven into the virile, authoritative finish. In 2009 the blend is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2012)