2013 Inglenook Rubicon

$421.00
(6 or more)
$422.00 per bottle


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Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: August 31, 2022
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An aromatic and complex red with currant, white-chocolate and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Fine and long. Beautiful now but will improve in time.
James Suckling
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This 2013 Inglenook Rubicon has just landed at The Wine Collective and is currently available for purchase. Tasting notes, producer information and critic reviews will be added shortly.
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Expert Review
Expert Review
97 Points
James Suckling
An aromatic and complex red with currant, white-chocolate and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Fine and long. Beautiful now but will improve in time.
Expert Review
Expert Review
97 Points
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon emerges from the back part of the property, which lies on the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Here the wines are dense, powerful and structured. That is exactly what comes through in the 2013. Layers of dark fruit built into a crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures laced with mocha, espresso, gravel and dark spice overtones. The new oak that was so prominent at the outset has begun to integrate and in so doing is allowing the fruit to come through to a greater degree than in the past. This is a tremendous showing for the 2013 Rubicon
Expert Review
Expert Review
97 Points
James Suckling
The clarity and precision to this wine are phenomenal with blackcurrants, floral notes, blueberries, and orange peel. Complex and subtle with grace and stature. Full body, ultra-polished and refined tannins and bright acidity. The wine needs three to four years to open on the palate, but already it has a caressing quality to it.
Expert Review
Expert Review
94 Points
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous
Scorched earth, graphite, smoke, lavender, plums and blueberry jam race across the palate in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon. A big, dramatic wine, the 2013 is endowed with explosive energy to burn. Orange peel, flowers, mint and sweet spices give the 2013 an extra kick of lift to balance the sheer opulence of the fruit. The French oak is much better balanced here than in the 2012, which helps convey a more classic style throughout, but it is still quite evident.
Expert Review
Expert Review
94 Points
Virginie Boone - The Wine Enthusiast
This vintage of the famous proprietary wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, a testament to how much the winemakers loved the variety on its own in this year. Root beer, cola and red plum notes make up its core of flavor, the texture velvety-soft. With its firm structure and clove accents, it will benefit from further time in bottle. Enjoy 2023–2033.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Decanter
Dark black-red in colour, with brooding but alluring aromas (quiet black fruits framed with the scents of spice, of the forest, of cool earth).  On the palate, this is dry, vivid and elegant.  The fruit flavours are precise and almost zesty, hinting at currant, pomegranate and citrus rather than the exuberant plum or lush blackberry more typical of the Napa, while the tannins are refined, fine-grained and stealthy — not quite cashmere, but certainly suede.  Give it time to unfold.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous
Points: (92-94+)The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon is an infant. In this vintage, the Rubicon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, as all the blenders went into the cask. Still, what comes through most today is the deep, powerful style of the vintage. Layers of primary dark fruit build through the mid-palate and into the finish, but the 2013 is still quite raw and not fully formed, as many wines are in this vintage. The 2013 Rubicon looks like a fascinating wine to follow over the next 20+ years.
Expert Review
Expert Review
88 Points
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon, which is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, has a deep ruby/purple color, is somewhat compact and closed. The wine reveals good fruit and seems tightly knit, but not terribly expressive. Coincidence or not, in tasting over 3,000 of the top wines in 2013 this wine is at one of the lowest alcohol levels of the of any of the wines - at 13.8%. Drink now-2025.
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