"A 2012 Napa Valley cabernet for under $40, Rubus is an absolute steal. Ripe blackberry, currants and nuances of tobacco and vanilla on the palate. The finish is long and impressive with notes of chocolate and black cherries. Finishes with just a touch of fine silky tannins."
- Beverage Dynamics (American Cabs, July 14th 2015), 92 pts
"A very pleasant Cabernet Sauvignon. Appeared garnet, almost purple in color, and was transparent. A medium amount of moderately fast legs. On the nose there was vibrant fruit with strawberry, plum, and blackberry. On the palate black cherry was prominent, along with plum and blackcurrant. There were mild tannins throughout with a quick finish. A medium to full bodied wine." - Cellar Tracker (average score as of 11/18/2014), 90.7 pts