Dark, rich and creamy textured, with tiers of silky red and dark berry flavors that cast cherry, plum and red and black licorice notes, ending with fine-grained tannins and a long finish. Drink now through 2030. 700 cases made.
Drink Dates: 2018-2030
Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 93
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha's is another impeccable wine from Rudd. Stylistically, the Samantha's is more supple and open-knit than the Estate Red. Dark stone fruits, mocha, torrefaction and chocolate give the wine its sumptuous, racy personality. It should drink well with minimal cellaring.
Drink Dates: 2018-2029
Author: Antonio Galloni
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 94
Coming all from estate fruit and made from 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha's Estate is a charming, ripe, sexy beauty that's loaded with notions of blackcurrants, spicy oak, and lead pencil-like aromas and flavors. Ripe, opulent, and much more forward and sexy than the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, drink it over the coming 15-20 years.