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2011 Rudd - Oakville Estate Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 74621-2011-3000-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Although an infant, the 2011 Proprietary Red Rudd Estate has many of the same qualities of the 2010. Grilled herbs, blackberries and tar are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. The tannins are those of the vintage, as is the wine's mid-weight personality, but at the end of the day, this is a great site and the resulting wine is striking in its beauty. Exactly how striking exactly it will be should be much clearer in another year or two. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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

    • 105 bottles owned
    • 20 collectors