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1998 Rudd Jericho Canyon Vineyard

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 58285-1998-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A bold, rich and creamy-textured wine, with coffee, currant, black cherry, herb, olive and cedar. Deftly balanced, long and intricate on the finish. New from the owner of the former Girard winery.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Ruby-red. Wild plum, truffle, tar and a floral nuance on the nose. At once lush and high-pitched, with concentrated but rather tightly wrapped black fruit, coffee and herbal flavors. Not especially fleshy, but not green; has considerable charm for a wine from the '98 vintage. Finishes with big but even tannins that showed a slight dryness with aeration, and very good length. |This was a more European vintage: really cold,| noted Ramey, adding that the crop was saved by excellent October weather.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The unfiltered/unfined 1998 Jericho Canyon Vineyard (2,850 cases) spent 16 months in French oak. A sensational effort, it is one of the stars of this challenging vintage. The opaque black/plum color is accompanied by aromas and flavors reminiscent of a blend of Cheval Blanc and La Mission-Haut-Brion from an overripe vintage. Notes of plums, cassis, blackberries, espresso, Asian spices, licorice, cedar, and tapenade make an appearance in both the aromas and flavors. Extremely full-bodied, with sweet tannin, an opulent/voluptuous texture, full body, brilliant purity, and low acidity, this wine represents a synthesis in style between an exotic right bank Bordeaux and a California Cabernet. Having achieved 14.2% alcohol naturally, it is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard in northern Napa Valley (the Rudd estate vineyards have not yet come into production).
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: Larry H
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Came on with nice fruit after 2 + hours of decanting. Opened with musty/caramel flavors and a dynamite nose. ALmost over the hill.
    Author: chaser
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Clear deep garnet with tawny hues on the rim. Clean intense bouquet of cassis liqueur, loamy earth and vanilla. Dry, palate of black currant, fig and smoky earth. Medium acid and chewy tannins round out the long finish. Classic, Oakville cuve with noticeable Cab Franc aromaticity with the sauvignon structure and fruit characters. Drink now...not many ears left before this declines in structure and flavor
    Author: SurgPA05
Leslie Rudd, manager of Standard Beverage Corporation and Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, turned his attention to making his mark in the wine industry in 1996. He purchased a 55-acre estate in Oakville and put his substantial resources behind replanting the site, raising the bar of quality at every turn. Joining Rudd in this endeavor are Charles Thomas, former winemaker at Mondovi and Cardinale, and Terry Mathison, who has been hailed for his innovative viticultural practices. Fewer than 6000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, a Cabernet-based blend, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay are produced at this estate.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 787 bottles owned
  • 144 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 144 collectors)