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 — 8 days ago
Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!
I had the ‘15 a few months back and this seems much more fresh! Just a killer example of gruner. Classic. Smells of white pepper and a freshly opened can of green beans (weird, I know). There is even a creamy nature to this on the palate. Hay, chalk, limestone and bright stone fruits. Wonderful. Thanks @Jeff Meyer . — 2 months ago
Beaux tanins soyeux. Pairing avec côte d'agneau marinée, persillade de pied de mouton — 3 months ago
Brought by Jeff and Yuki for dinner at Branzinos prior to Philly concert 12/7/19. Excellent. Nose of acids and stones and balanced fruits and earth on palate and finish. — 5 days ago
Awesome Napa Cab with luscious dark fruit balanced with a hint of leather. Awesome with my Barrel Cut Filet with Collingsworth topping at Jeff Ruby's in Lexington. Yum!!! — 15 days ago
Slate, asphalt, crushed berries, pleather. — 2 months ago
Jake is super great and so is this wine. Weeknight pizza wiiiiiiiine. — 2 months ago