Inglenook Rubicon 2016

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Inglenook Rubicon 2016

Since its inaugural vintage in 1978, Rubicon has been the Estate's premier red wine, reflecting the soul of the property and expressing Francis Coppola's wish to create a Bordeaux-styled grand wine, that is, "a wine that can please contemporary taste, but with a historical aspect [that defines] our vineyards at their zenith."

Rubicon was named after the small river crossed by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C., declaring his intention to gain control of Rome, thereby launching a civil war among opposing factions. Over time the phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has come to signify any irreversible action with revolutionary intent or the outcome of which holds great risk. True to its uncommon depth, Inglenook's Rubicon continues to be a testament to the finely tuned rendering of a risk well-taken.

Inglenook Rubicon 2016

The production of Rubicon, Inglenook’s premier red wine, began in 1978 and restored the
Estate’s legacy of making world-class wines. Rubicon is an elegant blend from the finest
vineyard blocks, and showcases the highest potential of both the Estate and the vintage

After four years of drought, a winter with average rainfall was welcome, as it provided
ample soil moisture for a strong start to the 2016 growing season. Average late-spring temperatures and limited precipitation minimized the risk of frost during mid-May bloom, ensuring average yields. June closed with a heat spell, slowing vine canopy growth at the ideal
time. Harvest of the blocks contributing to the 2016 Inglenook Rubicon blend occurred
under optimum conditions from September 6th through September 27th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
Ideal harvest conditions endowed the 2016 Rubicon with the three elements associated with
a truly great wine from the Rutherford appellation: complexity, balance, and elegance. The
aromas are intense and focused with top notes of creamy, sweet vanilla, and black licorice
wound around a core of exquisitely ripe black cherry and crème de cassis. This refinement
extends directly to the palate, where the wine is both broad and deep with sensuous, silky
tannins. Supremely balanced in terms of both opulence and complexity, ripe black fruits
and an ultra-smooth texture provide an impressive crescendo to a very long finish.

Rutherford, Napa Valley
93% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
Apple, Cask, Creek,
Gio, Lower Cask,
Lower Garden, Walnut
Barrel Regime:
18 Months
100% French Oak
75% New Oak
May 2018

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