2010 Red Wine
Mount Veeder

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 71
Vintage: 2010



Red Wine
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced


Hawkwind is inspired by our estate’s location, perched high on the southernmost ridge of Mt. Veeder, overlooking the fog-swept Carneros region and San Francisco Bay. Summer afternoons, as the fog begins to roll across the bay, it drives in front of it a hot wind that hits our ridgeline with predictable force. The local red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks know this and gather above our highest hill to soar on the buffeting waves of wind. Our vines know this too, and brace themselves for the drying gusts. To compensate, the grape skins thicken and darken, producing incredible aromatics and color. This bottling features Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot from these vineyards, producing a wine of aromatic grace and splendid elegance. Additionally, because of 2010's cooler weather, the wine shows verve, grace and light-feathered nuance.

Aging Process

Hand sorted fruit, fruit destemmed and berries barely broken, 4-5 day cold soak, wild and inoculated fermentations, all small lot open top fermentors, hand punch downs and pumpovers three times daily, malolactic completed in barrel, minimal handling (3 rackings), bottled UNFINED and UNFILTERED.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

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.


578 Gateway Drive
Napa  CA  94558


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