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2009 Rudd Oakville Estate Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 74621-2009

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The estate's 2009 Proprietary Red Rudd Estate wraps around the palate with silky dark fruit. Layered, sweet and sensual, the 2009 is laced with attractive scents of mocha, cloves and violets, all of which add complexity to the dark fruit. The 2009 needs a few years to soften, but ultimately it stands out for its textured personality and terrific balance. This undeniably appealing wine is likely to be at its best over the next 10-15 years, give or take. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Black cherry, very high tannic impact. Opulent oak on the finish. But super-ripe fruit is what this wine is mostly all about. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Deftly balanced, this big wine offers a mix of rich, dense flavors and subtle fruit and herb nuances. The core delivers loamy earth, currant, black licorice, mocha- and cedar-laced oak and loamy tannins that let the flavors push through. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. 1,100 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The estate's 2009 Proprietary Red Rudd Estate wraps around the palate with silky dark fruit. Layered, sweet and sensual, the 2009 is laced with attractive scents of mocha, cloves and violets, all of which add complexity to the dark fruit. The 2009 needs a few years to soften, but ultimately it stands out for its textured personality and terrific balance. This undeniably appealing wine is likely to be at its best over the next 10-15 years, give or take.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Systrom
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.

See other similar producers:Sloan Estate,Culler Wines,Broman Cellars

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

  • 158 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 34 collectors)