‘Rubicon’ Rutherford, Napa Valley 2009
In 1975, Francis and Eleanor purchased part of the historic Inglenook Estate, including over 1400 acres of land and founder Gustave Niebaum’s Victorian home and carriage house. Coppola renamed the estate Niebaum-Coppola and in 1978 produced the first vintage of Rubicon. 1995, the Coppolas purchased the remaining part of the original property, which included the Inglenook Chateau and approximately 90 acres of vineyards, thus restoring the Estate to its historic dimensions. “In America, so few things that are broken apart are ever put back together. Reuniting this property was truly a dream come true, both for my family and for Napa Valley.” The Coppolas restored the Chateau and grounds to grandeur, making it one of the most beautiful visitor destinations in the Napa Valley.
In 2011, the Coppolas acquired the iconic Inglenook trademark and Coppola announced that henceforth, his celebrated Estate would be known by its historic original name, Inglenook, “Our goal has always been to make one of the world’s great wines,” says Coppola. “You don’t get involved with an Estate like this, without that as your goal. In April 2002, all of our 200 acres of vineyards were certified organic—a process that took several years. We are one step closer towards realizing our wine quality goals and carrying on the great legacy that was Inglenook.”
*The 2009 Rubicon is the inaugural vintage of the iconic Inglenook name.*
“A classy effort that is rich and layered, restrained and structured, showing fine tension between the dried currant, cedar, cigar box and anise flavors and the firm, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2023. 3,700 cases made.” 93 points -Wine Spectator
In Stock: 3 bottles
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