2002 Rudd - Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate is a 2,550-case blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. It is aged 20 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This super effort comes across as a Napa version of top-flight Pauillac. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with a gorgeous nose of smoke, cedar, burning wood fires, and creme de cassis, this powerful, intensely rich, complex Cabernet reveals notions of chocolate, charcoal, and blackberry fruit. It should age effortlessly for up to 15 or more years.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 157

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Dark, dense and concentrated. A rich, powerful wine that packs in layers of complex flavors, yet maintains a sense of grace and finesse. Core flavors are built around ripe, lively plum, currant, herb and smoky-toasty oak, but at the end what impresses you most is the elegance and polish. 2,550 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: Dan McD
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 07/16/2011
Classic Oakville deep fruit cab. Beautiful right out of the bottle. Ready now. Excellent wine.

Rating: 93
Author: GrapesofWrath
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/20/2010

4 of 5 people found this review useful.


Rating: 97
Author: sdapartmentbroker
Tasted On: 04/19/2008
Fantastic.

Average rating: 95, based on 5 reviews
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1503 bottles owned by 380 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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