Rubicon Estate Rubicon 2003
Wine EnthusiastThis is a lush wine. It's 95% Cabernet, with a few drops of Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Distinctly Californian in the softness of tannins and low acidity, it's ready to drink now. The waves of cassis and notes of licorice, cola and new oak impress with their richness. However, this is the leanest Rubicon in years, missing the qualities of greatness. Drink now. 5,244 cases produced
Wine SpectatorMinty, herbal and lean, with underripe Cabernet flavors that turn austere and tannic, making this chewy and tough. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2008 through 2013. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.