Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1: very primary, fresh, vibrant fruit with some tobacco but super compact. Day 2 was a different story with fresh raspberries, cassis, plums, and tobacco and wonderfully balanced. Loads of structure to go with. Finish is long and delicious. This bottle already exhibits a lot of sediment, expect more in the future. Best yet to come. — 10 days ago
This is a full-throttle unfiltered SB 😅 Very hazy and cloudy with plenty of particles of all shapes & sizes floating around. Loads of pineapple, lychee, peach, and honeysuckle on the nose and palate with a lovely acidity, all of which conjures up images of lawn parties & beach sunsets. — 20 days ago
I bought this bottle because the label claims the winery was the first one to use Meritage for its Bordeaux blend, back in 1985, and did not expect it to be this good.
The nose is deep, complex elegant with classic cassis, cedar, and tobacco with flair of slightly ripe plum and cranberry. Hint of anise and Chinese herbs too. The entry was soft, silky, round almost feminine, slowly building up to a full body with great texture and good tension between medium acidity and bitter sweet authoritative powdery tannins. A real beauty! — 19 days ago
Light and easy drinking for a Grenache. Awesome raspberries and strawberries, subtle pepper. Good late night drink. Not sure I like single varietal Grenache but if I were to do it, this would be it. — 8 days ago
Exceptional red blend, every wine that I have had from Rudius is splendid. I first fell in love with the 2009 Panek Vineyard cab. This holds its own and is really pleasant right now but has the ability to age until 2025 maybe 2026. Let it decant for 30-45 mins and enjoy! I will definitely purchase again. — 4 days ago
This is a stunner. Single Vineyard. 65 year old vines of mostly Guwertz, Riesling, Trousseau Gris, and Roter Veltliner. The aromatics on this are soaring, all honeysuckle and lychee with a citrus blast on the palate with acidity included. Finishes long and memorably. Awesome with food and should continue to improve for at least 5 more years and hold much longer after that. — 9 days ago
A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.
Showing dark berries with earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, graphite, dark coffee, tobacco and beef jerky.
A long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This still has 5 to 10 years in it.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show tannins. Wasn't that great right out of the bottle, so be patient.
A blend of 79% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. All from Dry Creek Valley. Aged for 13 months in American oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 23 days ago
Nice balanced medium body wine. Pairs extremely well with a classic steak dinner. Not jammy a bit nicely spiced,black cherries, buy it, service it, enjoy it - you won’t be disappointed. — 7 days ago
Complex well rounded zin-based blend. Full body. A bit sweet for my liking but grew on me. Taste of ripe plums and blueberries — 8 days ago