Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAlthough hard-charging ripeness is an omnipresent factor here, this bottling has the requisite fruit to succeed where many of its kin come up short. Fairly full-bodied and decidedly fleshy in feel, it is measured in tannin and keeps its heat nicely hidden for a wine of its temperment. Classic Cabernet complexity is simply not what it is about, but those seeking a very rich and outgoing wine will find lots to like. 1BI$45.00 ** 91 NIEBAUM-COPPOLA Rubicon Rutherford 2001 Napa Valley. 5% Merlot; 3% ...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>