Rubicon Estate Rubicon 2006

$129.99

SKU 60275

750ml

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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 replay aging, but is already balanced and integrated.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand Rubicon Estate
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThe 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.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2010
  • ws90

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

James Laube, November 15, 2009