The nice thing about Christmas time is that my friends inevitably pull out some good wines. I have had the 2007 Rubicon before and was treated to the ’08 last night.
Like it’s older brother, a tannic, brooding wine just waiting to be unleashed. Black in the glass with some serious notes of blackberry and plum jam. I also got tea, mint and a dose of oak on the palate which was harmoniously balanced and very dry from the huge tannins. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot- a classic Bordeaux blend. The aging potential for this wine is at least 20 years, with it starting to open up in another 3-4 years. I feel we drank this too young and it will develop into something special with time. I did a quick price search, it can be had for around $26. I am giving it 92 points and 5 stars. I need to get some for the corner of my cellar and hide it away for a few years. Great stuff. Salut….