1986 Rubicon Estate (Niebaum-Coppola) Rubicon
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1992
The 1986 Rubicon which is scheduled for release in September (the winery only releases their red wines when they are at least six years old) is not as robust and rustic as some of its predecessors. However it is... The 1986 Rubicon which is scheduled for release in September (the winery only releases their red wines when they are at least six years old) is not as robust and rustic as some of its predecessors. However it is concentrated and full-bodied with a big spicy earthy cassis-scented nose and rich full-bodied flavors that reveal considerable extraction of fruit and tannins. The wine is just beginning to open up and after sixty minutes in a decanter there was perceptible evolution and softening. I have often thought that renowned movie director/producer Francis Ford Coppola has wanted to make Cabernet in the image of an Italian Barolo but the 1986 leans more toward a classic expression of traditional ageworthy concentrated Napa Valley Cabernet. It should last for 15-20 years.</P>
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1986