Wine Spectator 92 points - Complex aromas of fresh leather, currant, spice, tobacco, black licorice and plum lead to a ripe, rich, full-bodied palate, elegantly proportioned and stylish, firming on the finish where this picks up a touch of mineral and crushed rock. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 6,672 cases made.-JL
(Oct 31 2010)
In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola purchased the old Inglenook property, intent to restore the historic chateau, reunite the original vineyards, and create world-class red wines. The estate’s flagship wine is Rubicon; a proprietary blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, produced from the best selections of the estate’s 235 contiguous acres of certified-organic vineyards, including Clone #29 Cabernet Sauvignon.
This unique Cabernet clone defines the heart of the Rubicon blend. Designated and certified by the University of California at Davis as a heritage clone, it is considered one of the building blocks of the Napa Valley’s Cabernet reputation.