Rubissow

Three Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 74
Vintage

2009

Rubissow

Three Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

The bottled equivalent of Sophia Loren in hiking boots. The ultra-steep and curvy Rubissow Estate on the southern slopes of Mount Veeder produces powerful, expressive wines of rich complexity and gorgeous aromatic beauty. Rising star winemaker Timothy Milos and second-generation Napa vintner Peter Rubissow created the singular Three Hill Reserve especially for Premiere Napa Valley. The wine is selected from our best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grown on our three best vineyard blocks—the Francisca, Main and Alexis blocks—each possessing a rich terroir which, when carefully blended together, yield a ravishing wine of beautiful proportions.


Aging Process

20 Months in thin stave, artisan French oak barrels. Nevers and Troncais forests.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.81
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Timothy Milos

Winemaker, Rubissow

Winemaker, Timothy Milos

A sixth-generation Bay Area native, Timothy grew up exploring the hills of rural west Marin, building houses in the summer, reading and cooking. In addition to diverse interests in philosophy, history and politics, Timothy pursued Plant Pathology studies at New York???s Cornell University and graduate level research in Enology and Viticulture at California's U.C. Davis. While in New York, Timothy discovered the burgeoning winemaking scene in the Finger Lakes area. Here at last he found an intersection for his passions, science, history and art, all tied to the land, the seasons, and the work of one's hands. Timothy has made wine ever since. In 1997, he began working his way up the Napa Valley wine ladder, starting at Opus One, moving on to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, and eventually directing winemaking at Cliff Lede, and the former S. Anderson. Regarding his work with the Rubissow Family, Timothy says "It is a great pleasure to work with a family and team who has such a deep respect for the land, for the crafts of winegrowing and winemaking, and for the tradition of excellence created by their forebears."

Country born: United States

Education: Sonoma State University - BS in Cell Biology
Cornell University - Doctoral Studies: Molecular Plant Pathology
Universtiy of California Davis - Graduate Work: Enology & Viticulture
Winery internships:
Dromana Estate, Australia, as visiting winemaker;
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley as acellar worker/lab tech And at Opus One, Napa Valley as a research enologist.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
Rubissow 2008 Reserve Cabenret Sauvignon - Mt. Veeder.
"Cabernet simply doesn't get richer or riper than this." - WINE ENTHUSIAST

Winemaking Philosophy:
My intention is to work with the specific vineyard site to create modern wines of complexity and finesse that reflect the unique land they come from.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: There are many wines we could make from this amazing estate. This 3 Hill Reserve has taken literally the very best fruit on our estate and made a uniquely porportioned blend taht expresses the pure, essential nature of this land.

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