Rubicon, Napa Valley, Inglenook 75cl

Rubicon, Napa Valley, Inglenook 75cl

Nimi: Rubicon, Napa Valley, Inglenook 75cl

Riik/regioon: Ameerika Ühendriigid, North Coast

Tootja: Inglenook

Aastakäik: 2018

Mari: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Alkoholisisaldus: 14% vol.

Tootekood: 1251

Hind: 240.00

Hinnaklass: €€

2018 Rubicon, Napa Valley, Inglenook

„Subtle and complex red with blackberry, black truffle, sweet tobacco and mahogany. Highlights of lavender and violets. Full-bodied and very tight with finesse and tension. Very polished, fine tannins. Long finish. Delicious already, but best after 2022.” James Suckling 97 points

„There is the smokiest, sexiest, barely there and yet so precise sense of power. Just a great mix between the generosity of Napa and the elegance and balance of a European winemaking mindset. The tannins show sinew and muscle but allow juice to flow through them from beginning to end. An excellent vintage that once again shows Rubicon setting the pace for Rutherford Cabernet, and proving how nuanced and thrilling it can be. All aged in French oak barrels, 75% new. Philippe Bascaules winemaking director. Drink 2024 – 2042.” Jane Anson 97 points

„One would be hard-pressed to find a more definitive showing of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Just enough oak-treatment apparent on the nose to add complexity, melting perfectly into the brooding, dark black fruits underneath. The palate is plush, forward and dusty with a subtle, snappy quality to the finish. It has become rare that the premier (and most expensive) wine from a Napa producer is not simply a bigger and riper iteration of other wines in the lineup. Such is not the case with Inglenook’s Rubicon. A modern classic. 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Drink 2024 – 2047.” Decanter 96 points

„The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is a terrific example of the year in the way it marries energy, vibrant fruit and mid-weight structure. All the elements are so nicely balanced. Crushed red berry fruit, mocha, spice, leather, licorice and sweet pipe tobacco abound. Classy and polished to the core, the 2018 Rubicon is a winner from Inglenook. Readers should expect a decidedly laid back style for the year. Drink 2024 – 2038.” Antonio Galloni Vinous 94 points

„A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon sports a deep garnet-purple color and expressive notes of mocha, tapenade, grilled meats and cedar with a core of creme de cassis, baked plums and blackberry pie plus a waft of garrigue. The full-bodied palate has tons of juicy black fruit layers, supported by fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Drink 2022 – 2040.” Wine Advocate 94 points