2002 Rubicon?

The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.

Moderators: Jenise, David M. Bueker, Robin Garr

2002 Rubicon?

Postby Sam Platt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:05 am

My lovely wife just gave me a bottle of the 2002 Rubicon as a birthday present. It seems to have gotten excellent scores of between 92 and 95 from the various rating sites, but the drinking window detail is not very helpful. "Drink between now and 2025" is not useful guidance. I'm thinking that I should set it aside until at least 2012. Any experience with, or thoughts on the '02 Rubicon would be appreciated.
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
Sam Platt
I am Sam, Sam I am
 
Posts: 2332
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Indiana, USA

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:11 am

Save it for 10 years min.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
User avatar
David M. Bueker
Riesling Guru
 
Posts: 22165
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby Sam Platt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:00 pm

Thanks David. That's about what I thought. I'll just peak at it periodically until 2012+. Do you think there's any chance that those magic wine agers actually do work? :wink:
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
Sam Platt
I am Sam, Sam I am
 
Posts: 2332
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Indiana, USA

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:08 pm

Sam Platt wrote:Do you think there's any chance that those magic wine agers actually do work? :wink:


Of course. They're called calendars.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
User avatar
David M. Bueker
Riesling Guru
 
Posts: 22165
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby Brian K Miller » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:40 am

I agree with the recs above. I would note that I opened this baby of a wine for a special event, and even undecanted and young, it was an utterly lovely wine as the evening wore on. So...if you absolutely can't wait, you will still enjoy it. (I have a second bottle I am holding onto, though :))
...(Humans) are unique in our capacity to construct realities at utter odds with reality. Dogs dream and dolphins imagine, but only humans are deluded. –Jacob Bacharach
Brian K Miller
Passionate Arboisphile
 
Posts: 7098
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:05 am
Location: Northern California

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby Sam Platt » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:47 am

Thanks Brian. That's a good data point. I will see how my patience holds out.
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
Sam Platt
I am Sam, Sam I am
 
Posts: 2332
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Indiana, USA

Re: 2002 Rubicon?

Postby Sam Platt » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:49 am

David Bueker wrote:Of course. They're called calendars.


Damnedable physics! At least I'll pick-up some time on leap years.
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
Sam Platt
I am Sam, Sam I am
 
Posts: 2332
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Indiana, USA


Return to The Wine Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Rahsaan and 7 guests