1992 Rubicon Estate (Niebaum-Coppola) Rubicon

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 1992 Rubicon Estate (Niebaum-Coppola) Rubicon

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1997
Distinctly minty firm and austere slowly evolving into a more supple and flavorful wine with a core of currant and berry. A ruggedly tannic young wine it will need cellaring until 2002. 2956 cases made. (JL)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1996
In comparison to the 1991 the 1992 Rubicon (2956 cases) possesses a dark opaque ruby/purple color followed by a cleaner riper sweeter nose of black fruits licorice oak and earth. Concentrated spicy and medium to... In comparison to the 1991 the 1992 Rubicon (2956 cases) possesses a dark opaque ruby/purple color followed by a cleaner riper sweeter nose of black fruits licorice oak and earth. Concentrated spicy and medium to full-bodied this is a complete more harmonious style of Rubicon that can be drunk now or cellared for 20 years. There have been numerous changes and refinements to the style of Niebaum-Coppola's proprietary red wine Rubicon. Over a decade ago I wrote that this was a wine that acted as if it wanted to be an old-fashioned Barolo with its rustic tannin and abrasive flavor profile. That has all changed in the nineties as the wine has begun to take on a more supple texture with less aggressive tannin and a flavorful but more complete and elegant personality. The blend has gradually increased to over 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged in small French oak casks for two years of which approximately 50% is new. There is no fining but the wine is sterile filtered at bottling. Looking at vintages 1991 through 1994 each subsequent vintage seems to possess more intensity and character with increasingly softer tannin.