ITEM 8095123 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
Red fruit, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco, menthol and licorice all develop in the glass... I am quite impressed with the wine's freshness.
This shows a wonderful core of ripe fruit with berry and currant character. Hints of spices and tobacco. Some cedar. Full-bodied, creamy and rich. Fresh. Beautiful length.
...a simply gorgeous nose of red roses, cherry pie, black raspberries and blackberry compote with touches of black tea, incense, cinnamon stick and tilled soil. Medium-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins, the palate delivers compelling layers of floral and earth-inspired flavors with a long, perfumed finish.
...offering red and black currant and cherry fruit spliced with singed cedar and grilled savory notes, ending with a slightly firm edge. But with some coaxing and air, the fruit shows more generosity, while the finish allows floral and mineral hints to show themselves.
A little wild on the nose. Jammy balsamic and sweet blueberry. The palate has better purity. Sweet damson jam and cassis at the core, with succulent tannins and warming alcohol...good intensity underneath.
AKA: Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon/Rubicon Estate Rubicon