Pairs well with cold and rain. — 3 years ago
Dark, glass staining ruby violet hue. Blackberry, blackcurrant, cedar, dark chocolate, and graphite all evident on the nose. On the palate, there are dense, concentrated dark fruits, chewy tannins, and a very long finish. Made by Tor’s winemaker Jeff Ames from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the red volcanic soil of Oakville’s Tierra Roja vineyard. 14.8 % ABV. 95/4.5. $115. — 3 years ago
Cherries, cedar, tobacco, alkaline finish. Excellent — 3 years ago
Because who doesn’t love to celebrate national Cab Franc day? @rudiuswines is Brittany & Jeff Ames label. Jeff was an early understudy to Thomas Brown, working on Schrader, Maybach, and Outpost amongst others while he developed his own client list, including Tor Kenward, Boich, and Anthem. It’s worth noting that the wines Jeff has produced for Tor have been some of my favorites for at least a decade.
The 2014 Rudius Cabernet Franc Sugarloaf Vineyard Napa Valley envelopes your plate with a captivating display of mouthwatering raspberry, savory loam, sweet tobacco, and just the right hint of bell pepper before the cocoa powder dusted finish rocks your world. Delicious is an understatement. This was so spectacular I opened it two nights in a row (run don’t walk to Sunshine and steal it for $40). #delicious #rediculouslydelicious — 3 years ago