2000 Rubicon Estate - Rubicon 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford/ Red / Proprietary Blend
2000 Rubicon Estate - Rubicon
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International Wine Cellar | 89-91

(to have been bottled in mid-March) Saturated ruby. Pungent aromas of black cherry, coffee, bitter chocolate and violet. Dense, sweet and deep; this has broad, palate-coating fruit with the strength to support the big, cheek-coating tannins. Quite long on the aftertaste, and not overly oaky.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | 90

Outstanding (no small accomplishment in this vintage), the deep ruby/purple-colored, medium to full-bodied 2000 Rubicon possesses more new oak than the 1999, along with impressive richness, and notes of cedar, smoke, black currants, and meaty/forest floor characteristics. It does not have the concentration, power, or aging potential of the 1999, but it will provide delicious drinking now and over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Wine Spectator | 93

Beautifully crafted, rich, vibrant and deftly balanced. Wonderful currant, blackberry, anise, sage, mineral and fresh earth offer layers of complexity and concentration. Finishes with just the right amount of tannins to give it a solid backbone. 5,365 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2014
Author: James Laube


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Score: 89
Author: Jered
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/27/2014
Drink Dates: 2004-2013
Ripe berries and fruit-forward nose, but surprisingly light-bodied to drink. Well-balanced, but starting to fade in complexity.
Score: 93
Author: ebgreenb
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/09/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2016
This is getting better with plenty of tannins to support another 5-6 years in the bottle with little effort. Deep ruby color with flavor profile of blackberries, chocolate, coffee, and cedar.
Score: 90
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Score: 80
Author: Rmann
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/01/2009
bland, not sure what happened. Properly cellared but boring.
Score: 90
Author: sikora398
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/04/2008
About what you would expect. Solid effort, if nothing outstanding.
More Vintages and Sizes of Rubicon Estate - Rubicon:

1999 (750ml)

About This Producer


The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola Winery and Inglenook Winery) is located in Rutherford, California in the heart of Napa Valley. The winery sits on a portion of the historic Napa property first acquired in 1879 by Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery.

In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor purchased Niebaum's Victorian home, along with 120 acres of surrounding vineyards. In 1995, Coppola reunited the two original Inglenook parcels by purchasing the grand Inglenook chateau and surrounding vineyards (neighboring vineyards now include Heitz Wine Cellars Martha's Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour). The winery underwent a name change in early 2006, and is now known as Rubicon Estate.

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