Wine Advocate | Rating: 94More serious, substantial and complex is the 2010 Oakville Estate, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. This 1,000+-blend was aged in 100% new oak. It exhibits attractive notes of spring flowers, forest floor, licorice, black currants and graphite as well as medium to full-bodied, seriously endowed, beautifully pure and textured fruit notes offered in this stylish, classy, noble wine. It can be enjoyed for two decades.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Offers lots of up-front spiciness to the cherry and red berry core. This is elegant, with loamy earth, black licorice and cedar notes that gain depth and persistence, ending with firm, gravelly tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 1,068 cases made.Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 95The 2010 Proprietary Red Rudd Estate marks a major departure from the 2008 and 2009. Gorgeous inner perfume, finessed tannins and fabulous overall balance, all the product of a late harvest, are the signatures of this super-silky, layered wine. The 2010 exudes intensity and sheer class. There is a purity to the fruit and a finesse to the tannin that is not found in either the 2008 or the 2009. Few spots in Napa Valley are as privileged as this one. It will be fascinating to see what develops here over the coming years. The 2010 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 8% Petite Verdot.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 164 bottles owned
- 27 collectors