Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Wonderful - smooth. Great finish. Perhaps a bit less complex than I’d preset for soooing on it own. Great with the rib eye steak. — 22 days ago

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Brent Young

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Sounds great 👍@Ed Vertatschitsch Happy New Year! 🥂🍾


Rubicon Napa Valley 2009


Deep Inky in color with a very short reddish rim. Not showing age at all, with a teeth staining color.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, black figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Long long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is 12 year Napa Bordeaux blend is drinking deliciously now. Well balanced with lots of complexity.

Showing great structure with a great mouthfeel. Well integrated and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime, when tannins and more complexity come in.

This is just fabulous, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years, but I don't see any reason to wait. Really delicious and enjoyable now.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

— 2 months ago

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Scott Rose

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I think this is the biggest score I’ve seen you post. It’s probably a 10 for most people.


Reserve Napa Valley Pinot Noir 1985

Beautiful soft and earthy. Love old Napa. Savory, Maggi, dried mushroom, aromatic pipe tobacco, balsamic (in a fresh way, like a drizzle on ice cream), cocoa powder, luxardo cherry.
Unexpectedly great.
— 6 months ago

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Rubicon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Firm grippy tannins. Racy red almost purple. A nice full bodied Cali cab. Dark fruit and lots ( perhaps a tad too much ) oak ( French more than American I am guessing) — a month ago

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David Stein

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Would you drink now or hold onto next bottle?
Bruce Leboff

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Hmmm. Too much wood - could be first and last restaurant purchase …


Cask Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1961

Cask J1. Dark blackish tawny color. Very much opaque. Wispy, rustic nose. Notes of charcoal, roses, mocha, cola, vanilla, and charred barrel. Seems very old to me. Is it fortified? While I'm trying to ascertain what this might be, it's revealed as old school Cal Cab. Pretty impressive stuff. — 3 months ago

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Rubicon Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Rice Krispies, bbq mushroom, black currants, eucalyptus, chamomile, brisket burnt ends.

A cool tangerine thing going on.

Still super young and tight. Needs time to decant. Still super dense.
— 6 months ago


Blancaneaux Rutherford Roussanne Blend 2014

Kyle B

Heavy notes of grass. Sweet and fresh. Like summer. — a month ago

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Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Classic. 🫑 — a month ago

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Limited Cask Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1981

I was pretty nervous about this #napavalley 1981 #cabernetsauvignon being able to go the distance. First of several 1981 bottles for my lovely wife’s 40th birthday. I’m an Ah So rookie so still managed to break the cork and drown the bottom half in the bottle. After an easy pour through a tea strainer into a decanter, let it sit for a while. Now past an hour it’s really opened up - no doubt it’s on a gentle glide slope decline but so many layers of tertiary aromas. Raisin notes, Medjool dates, maple syrup, some charcuterie notes on the nose. Not much primary fruit left at all - a bit oxidized on the palate but still robust acidity, leather, sanded-down tannins on a rapid finish. — 3 months ago

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1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 1882

Great wine to savor over the weekend! — 8 months ago