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2005 Rubicon Estate / Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Cask - Case of 6

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2005 Rubicon Estate / Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Cask - Case of 6

Original Cardboard Box ; Case of 6 Bottles - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

Gorgeous and drinking well, with ripe, plump plum, blackberry and currant flavors. This is supple and juicy, with fleshy tannins, ending with a touch of charry creosote and mint.—2005 California Cabernet blind retrospective (September 2015). Drink now through 2022. 5,580 cases made.

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Francis Ford Coppola, the famous director, purchased Inglenook Wine Estate. The 2005 Proprietary Red Rubicon is a stunner from the famous estate vineyards first planted by Gustave Niebaum more than 100 years ago. Dense ruby/purple, the wine reveals classic, almost Graves-like scorched earth and volcanic notes mixed with blackberry, cassis and iron. Full-bodied, fresh and lively, with luscious, rich fruit, a good, heady glycerin level (14.8% alcohol) and well-integrated acidity, wood and tannin, this beauty is set for another two decades of evolution.

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The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery and once again Inglenook) is located in Rutherford, California, United States. The winery sits on a portion of the historic Napa Valley property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. In 2011, owners Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired the Inglenook trademark and renamed the winery Inglenook (winery). In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor, purchased Niebaum's Victorian home, along with 1,560 acres (630 ha) of surrounding land. In 1995, Coppola reunited the two original Inglenook parcels by purchasing the grand Inglenook chateau and 94.5 acres (38.2 ha) of surrounding vineyards (neighboring vineyards include Heitz Wine Cellars Martha's Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour). The winery was named Rubicon Estate in early 2006, and held that name until 2011 when it was renamed Inglenook. Coppola's longtime winemaker was Scott McLeod, a UC Davis alumnus with winemaking background in Tuscany. McLeod left the winery in 2009, and esteemed wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt came on board shortly thereafter. In 2011, Château Margaux's Philippe Bascaules became Estate Manager and Winemaker. Rubicon is the winery's flagship wine and is made from grapes harvested from organically grown vineyards on the winery property.