2001 Rudd - Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(includes 15% cabernet franc) Good full ruby. Superripe aromas of blackcurrant syrup, chocolate, tar and fruit cake. Dense, tarry and sweet, with cassis, licorice and fruit cake flavors. The building tannins are substantial and broad but not at all dry. Already delicious, but has the spine to develop in bottle for a decade or more. Rudd's 2001s were vinified by David Ramey but finished by Charles Thomas, who assumed winemaking responsibilities here in the spring of 2002.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: 114

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (2,150 cases of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc) is spectacular. An inky/purple color is accompanied by aromas of espresso roast, melted fudge, blackberries, currants, and smoke. Rich, with great intensity, tremendous purity, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and good underlying tannin as well as freshness, it should drink well for 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2003-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Oenodoc
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/16/2013
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Rating: 91
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 11/24/2012

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Rating: 92
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2011
Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Clean, pure Cabernet, little tannin left in this wine so it has an easy, silky texture. That being said the tannin sometimes, to me at least, assists in extending the finish a little longer and this was noticeable here. Still great with filet mignon and some braised broccolini. Color: Youthful deep red with claret edges Nose: Chocolate, cassis,and blackberries, a touch of tobacco leaf Palate: Black cherry, chocolate, cassis, and sweet oak mesh together to provide a great fruit assault, but little acidity and tannin keep it from really carrying through to a strong finish.

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Rating: 89
Author: Ed K994
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/02/2010
Drink Dates: 2004-2012

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About This Producer


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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