Inglenook Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

$199

97 points                                                              Formerly Rubicon Estates,  Francis Ford Coppola reacquired the rights to the "Inglenook" namesake in 2011 and has now restored the original name of this historic Napa Valley estate, founded in 1879, and is working to bring its reputation for high-quality Napa Valley wine out of retirement. To that end, Coppola brought in winemaker Philippe Bascaules, from Chateau Margaux. The Rubicon name remains the moniker of the signature estate wine. 97 Points James Suckling "Top 100 Napa and Sonoma Wines of 2017 #49":  "Aromas of blackcurrants, dark chocolate and dried flowers. Very aromatic. Full body, velvety tannins and impressive intensity and richness. Opulent fruit, yet this is still lightly austere and velvety. A beauty every sense of the word. Harmonious, classic wine. Drink in 2019." 95 Points Robert Parker: "The proprietary red, the 2014 Rubicon (96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) has a saturated black/purple color and a nose of blackberry and cassis with some camphor and charcoal. Chewy, rich and full-bodied, with exceptional precision and personality, this is a stunningly delicious and complex wine with a good 25-30 years of further potential. It is the antithesis of the rustic, somewhat coarse reds that were made under the Rubicon moniker when Francis Ford Coppola first acquired the Inglenook estate. Kudos to him for making dramatic improvements. Approachable already, this wine won't hit its stride for another decade and will last 30 or more years." Robert Parker: "...Looks like there’s completely new packaging for these wines from famous movie producer/director Francis Ford Coppola. They’ve owned Inglenook since 1975, which included the regional estate of 1,600 acres of land with several spectacular vineyards. What they call the “front vineyards” were acquired by Coppola in 1995."                                                      

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Ratings on Delectable

Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишневого варенья, желе из чёрной смородины, ежевики, шоколада, намёк на табак, кожу и кедр. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, шероховатыми танинами. Чёрные ягоды и шоколад во вкусе. Продолжительное послевкусие. Комплексное, но ещё молодое вино. #dfwe2018

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишневого варенья, желе из чёрной смородины, ежевики, шоколада, намёк на табак, кожу и кедр. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, шероховатыми танинами. Чёрные ягоды и шоколад во вкусе. Продолжительное послевкусие. Комплексное, но ещё молодое вино. #dfwe2018

9.3

Joe Lucca Delectable Pro

Pretty solid. Notes of espresso.

Pretty solid. Notes of espresso.

9.2

Neal Krishna Devaraj

Nice bold tannins. Sour raspberry. Needs a year or two.

Nice bold tannins. Sour raspberry. Needs a year or two.

9.0

Luisana!

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9.0

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