Rubicon 2019

Inglenook: Rubicon 2019

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Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Merlot 11%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2027–2050
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Jane Anson: 100/100
Suckling: 97/100
Lisa Perrotti Brown: 96+/100
Parker: 96/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Rubicon 2019


Lobenberg: Der komplexeste und spannendste Weine, der hier je erzeugt wurde. Die Säure und Frische frisst das Holz, die Frucht ist enorm dynamisch und changierend, die Mineralität vibriert. Ein großer Kalifornier und einer der Topweine eines übergroßen Jahres. 98-100/100


Jane Anson über: Rubicon

-- Jane Anson: A storrming, stonking Napa wine, playing at the top of its game in 2019. Somehow takes the power and concentration of Napa but makes it full of texture, life, light and shade. Espresso, liqourice root, cocoa bean, cassis, cranberry, black cherry, cold ash and crayon. Hard not to fall in love with, nothing overdone, everything in its place. Winemaker Todd DeVincezi, consultant winemaker Philippe Bascaules. All aged in French oak barrels, 75% new. 100/100


Suckling über: Rubicon

-- Suckling: Aromas of ripe berries, sweet vanilla, licorice, dark chocolate and bread crust. Notes of dried herbs and pinewood, too. So well grounded. Smooth, with a lingering, silky mouth-feel. Full body and ripe, chewy tannins. Toned and muscular with hints of crushed rocks. Firm, linear finish. Try after 2025. 97/100


Lisa Perrotti Brown über: Rubicon

-- Lisa Perrotti Brown: The 2019 Rubicon is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a little swirling to bring out classic notes of cassis, plum preserves, and juicy blackberries, followed by hints of wild sage, mocha, black olives, and crushed rocks with a waft of aniseed. The medium to full-bodied is taut and muscular, featuring rich black fruits and a lively backbone with velvety tannins, finishing long and lifted. 96+/100


Parker über: Rubicon

-- Parker: The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose pops with vivacious notes of warm cassis, blackberry pie and redcurrant jelly, plus hints of crushed rocks, bay leaves and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers a solid, firm and grainy texture with a lively backbone cutting through dense earth-laced layers, finishing long and minerally. Impressive! 96/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Rubicon

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The flagship 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is slightly deeper purple-hued and checks in as a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. It's a clear step up, offering a terrific nose of ripe cassis and spiced currant fruits as well as cedary herbs, tobacco, and earth. Nicely concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it has plenty of up-front charm (as do most 2019s) yet will have two decades of longevity. It needs plenty of air to show at its best today, so don't be afraid to put this in a decanter. 7363 cases . 96/100

Weingut über: Rubicon

-- Weingut: Rubicon, a world-class wine by Inglenook Founded in 1879 by Gustave Niebaum, Inglenook remains the crown jewel of the Napa Valley under the stewardship of the Coppola family. The property has been bought by Francis Ford Coppola in the 1970’s and the wine is made by Philippe Bascaules, General Director of Château Margaux.The production of Rubicon, Inglenook’s premier red wine, began in 1978 and restored the estate’s legacy of making world-class wines. Rubicon is an elegant blend from the finest vineyard blocks and showcases the highest potential of both the estate and the vintage. Under the guidance of Philippe Bascaules, Inglenook’s Director of Winemaking, Rubicon proudly takes its place alongside much older, revered vintages of Inglenook in collectors’ cellars around the world.Rubicon was named after the small river crossed by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C., declaring his intention to gain control of Rome, thereby launching a civil war among opposing factions. Over time the phrase 'crossing the Rubicon' has come to signify any irreversible action with revolutionary intent or the outcome of which holds great risk. True to its uncommon depth, Inglenook's Rubicon continues to be a testament to the finely tuned rendering of a risk well-taken.The 2019 vintageA wet winter just before the 2019 growing season fed our vineyards and a cool spring gave way to budbreak in the second week of April. That led to excellent conditions for an early bloom which occurred just after more rain in late May. The resulting 2019 crop was generously proportioned, and while July was cool, warmer temperatures in August and September promoted very gradual, even ripening. A diverse selection of blocks from nine discrete vineyard areas on the estate contributed to our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to excellent weather during harvest, we were able to pick blocks sequentially, at optimal ripe­ness.Tasting notesVisually striking, with its violet-edged, opaque ruby-red color, the 2019 Rubicon opens gradually, revealing notes of blackberry, black cherry and cassis. Upon more aeration, notes of espresso, clove and cassis bud emerge. On the palate, silky and fine-textured tannins are wrapped around a firm structural core that anchors the wine. Subtle hints of tobacco, black licorice and anise arise during the extended, seamless finish. The overall vibrant energy and refinement of this elegant wine mark it as quintessentially Rubicon.

Mein Winzer


Kaum ein kalifornisches Weingut hat eine solche bewegte Geschichte wie Inglenook. Heute werden die Weltklasse-Weine vom Château Margaux Direktor Philippe Bascaules gemacht.

Rubicon 2019