Rubissow

Hawkwind
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 78
Vintage

2014

Rubissow

Hawkwind

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Hawkwind is inspired by our estate’s location, perched high on the southernmost ridge of Mount Veeder
  • Red-tailed hawks, kestrels and kites gather here each afternoon to soar, sing and dive in the wind
  • Showcases the stunning aromatics and expressive richness of the rugged Cabernet Sauvignon grown here
  • 2014’s super ripeness is meticulously crafted into an elegant, ageworthy classic

Rubissow Estate, on the ski-slope-steep southernmost ridge of Napa's Mt. Veeder produces rare wines of expressive hillside complexity, grace and elegance. Authentic terroir is EVERYTHING to us. Hawkwind, takes our comittment to another level by focusing solely on the cabernet grapes grown on the estate's highest ridgetop, where Kestrels, Hawks and Kites, soar, sing and dive in the near constant summer winds. This one-of-a-kind wine has become legend for its exceptional combination of grace and power.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

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.

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2495 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View  CA  94043
650-917-8080

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