Rubicon Estate Rubicon 2006
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Rubicon Estate Rubicon 2006
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Region: California » Napa Valley » Rutherford
Producer: Rubicon Estate
Alcohol: 14.5%
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Our 2006 Rubicon reflects the extended growing conditions of the vintage, displaying an elegant lusciousness of flavor as well as a long, round finish. The harmonious character of the vintage is augmented by the more classic impression of weight and fresh precision of the fruit. It is a vintage that offers much complexity and will repay aging, but is already balanced and integrated.

Wine Enthusiast

The new Rubicon, which is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, brings to mind the 2003 and 2004. It doesn't have the sheer force of 2002 or 2005, but it's certainly a classic Rutherford wine, and has a good future. Bone dry, it shows herb-infused flavors of blackberries, cocoa, spices and smoky sandalwood, and yes, the tannins are dusty. Drinkable now, with a good decant, and should develop in the bottle over the next 6-8 years.

Score: 94. —Steve Heimoff, February 01, 2010.

Wine Spectator

Supple, graceful and harmonious, with a mix of ripe, fleshy espresso bean, mocha, dried currant and dusty berry fruit that's focused and persistent, ending with firm yet integrated tannins. Best from 2011 through 2016.

Score: 90. —James Laube, November 15, 2009.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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