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2003 Rudd Oakville Estate Red

  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 74621-2003

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    This wine's reddish/brown label is the color of the rustic, volcanic, rocky soils found in this part of the Oakville Corridor. Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 3% Malbec (14.9% alcohol), it boasts an opaque purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of charcoal, scorched earth (reminiscent of Haut Brion), and intense black and blue fruits. Rich, opulent and full-bodied, this 2003 is performing even better than it did early on. Stunningly profound with some tannin still to shed, it remains somewhat tight and reserved, but the wine is bursting with enormous potential. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (79% cabernet sauvignon, 12% petit verdot, and 3% each cab franc, merlot and malbec) Full ruby-red. Cassis, licorice and minerals on the nose. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, with complex, Medoc-like flavors of graphite, dark chocolate, violet and spices. As young and firm as this is, it comes across as considerably more lush than the Oakville cabernet sauvignon. Very strong wine, close in quality to the 2002. I can see this gaining in texture and richness for a decade or more.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    An inspiring red. Dark, intense and concentrated, yet polished and supple. Lots of red currant, black cherry and berry flavors are well-focused, picking up a tasty dash of toasty, mocha-laced oak. Firms up on the finish with solid, ripe tannins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Hal
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Cakes
  • Self | Rating: 91

    I really wanted to like this wine as I'm a massive fan of Rudd Estate and others. However, either this wine is too young and not ready or it's just not a great Estate wine. Notes of blue berries and a very ripe overall flavor, no nose, and medium finish. Maybe elements of graphite in there. It took 1.5 hours before I drank it and did start to open up at hour 2 but it still wasn't the blockbuster Rudd that I was used to.
    Author: rdalehite
  • Self | Rating: 92

    took 2 hours of air time to finally start to open up a bit. Could use another year or so in the bottle
    Author: Southbound Union
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 275 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 76 collectors)