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2005 Rudius Syrah

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 236728-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($35) Deep ruby. Sexy, highly aromatic bouquet of raspberry, blackcurrant, smoked meat, vanilla and Asian spices. Pliant red berry liqueur flavors slowly gain sweetness with air but maintain a fresh, spicy character. Finishes sweet and persistent. This offers admirable clarity and verve for such flavor concentration, not to mention the 15.7% alcohol. This is the label of Jeff Ames, winemaker for Tor Kenward Family Wines. (JR)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Proprietor Jeff Ames, who has done a fabulous job for the wines of the Tor Kenward Family Vineyards, has his own operation called Rudius. This 2005 Syrah possesses a rich perfume of tapenade, bacon, blackberries, and cherries. It hits the palate with good authority and richness, but shuts down immediately, and offers only a short finish. However, I loved the aromatics and attack. Perhaps I caught it on a day when it was totally shut down.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Supple-textured, with a beefy, savory edge to the plum and berry fruit, firming up with ample tannic muscle and wood. 192 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Big boy pants on this one.
    Author: Adriel L
Rudius is the ancient Roman word for a wooden sword that was used by soldiers and gladiators during their training. Traditionally, a rudius was given to gladiators when they had won their freedom from the arena. Winemaker Jeff Ames views his own project as freedom to pursue his style of winemaking, after working on other labels over the past years. Ames focuses on Grenache and Syrah from Russian River. Production is under 200 cases each.

See other similar producers:Terry Hoage,Spencer Roloson,Broc Cellars

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 292 bottles owned
  • 63 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 63 collectors)