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2008 Rudd Oakville Estate Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 99 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 74621-2008-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$199.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    The best red I've tasted from Rudd, this is pure, deep, rich and concentrated, with firm, spicy currant and creamy mocha-laced oak. Firms nicely on the finish, where the tannins are grainy and add traction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The finest Rudd Estate Proprietary Red Rudd has yet made is the 2008. A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot and 14% Malbec, it offers up aromas of blue and black fruits, charcoal, white chocolate and flowers. The soaring aromatics are followed by a wine with fabulous concentration, a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, a brilliant texture, a fabulous personality and loads of complexity as well as full-bodied richness. This potentially legendary proprietary red already possesses remarkably sweet tannin. It will be drinkable early (because of its density, ripeness and velvety texture), but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Drink Dates: 2013-2031
    Author: Matt O
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2031
    Author: danbelov
  • Self | Rating:

    99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate calls this |The finest Rudd Estate Proprietary Red Rudd has yet made is the 2008|. The Bordeaux varietal offerings come from one of Napa Valley's classic sectors, which many people believe is the sweet spot for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, the Oakville Corridor. Rudds neighbors include such renowned estates as Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle and Plumpjack.
    Author: Cab-Stan
  • Anonymous | Rating: 99

    RP 99
    Author: rdalehite
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

  • 434 bottles owned
  • 70 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 70 collectors)