ITEM 8243995 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
A brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, and smoked herbs, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, terrific purity, and building tannins.. This is the real deal and count me impressed
A terrific sense of energy and vertical lift for such a big wine. Floral notes add aromatic intensity to a core of red cherry jam, pomegranate, blood orange, mint and sweet spice notes. Racy and unctuous to the core,
...springs from the glass with lifted crème de cassis, violets and chocolate box notes plus hints of lilacs, raspberry leaves, anise and cardamom.... very long and very spicy. Definitely one for hedonists seeking immediate gratification.
...leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead... wonderful length and depth.
Fabulous. Explosive and alluring on the palate,... stunning texture and intensity. Blueberry jam, cloves, menthol, licorice and graphite...artfully balances the richness of the year with the classic structural elements
...rich and sumptuous in the glass, yet has plenty of supporting structure. Gravel, smoke, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather give the 2015 many of its aromatic signatures...
Aromas of walnut, dark berry and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with super integrated tannins and a long and focused finish.
Blackcurrants, scorched earth, cedary spice, leafy herbs and licorice all flow to a ripe, beautifully concentrated, deep wine...
...bursts out of the glass with exuberant Chinese five spice, baked plums and crème de cassis notes with suggestions of sandalwood, dried mulberries, kirsch and menthol plus a touch of cedar chest.
AKA: Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon/Rubicon Estate Rubicon
...deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully expressive nose... ...Full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the ripe, opulent black fruit is well supported by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
...fabulous. Rich, powerful and voluptuous... ...oozes with class from the very first taste. The flavors are deep, dark and boldly sketched in this sumptuous, beautifully resonant Cabernet...
...about as perfumed, upfront and sexy as they come... ...black raspberries, cedary spice, toasty oak, flowers and incense, it hits the palate with loads of sweet fruit, an undeniable opulence, ripe tannin and a great finish...
Very tight and structured, this stylish effort offers compact dark berry, currant, cedar and crushed rock flavors, making for a wine that is best-served by a long decant or cellar time. (November 2018)