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2008 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 91 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 295661-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    (14.8% alcohol): Medium red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, plum, licorice, spicecake and dark chocolate, plus hints of cola and loam. Supple and concentrated, with slightly high-toned flavors of plum, currant, cedar and brown spices. Doesn't yet deliver the complexity promised by the nose but there's no shortage of flavor intensity here. Dusty tannins call for at least a few years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Serves up a generous mix of fleshy blueberry, plum and black cherry fruit that's deceptively complex and subtle. Full-bodied and impressive for its early-drinking allure. Fine-grained tannins provide nice traction.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Hal1
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Leftymtb
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very complex...needs a long decant or more time.
    Author: MJM
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

  • 184 bottles owned
  • 39 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 39 collectors)