Rudd

Oakville Estate Red Blend

9.3226 ratings
9.261 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

So young, and that was after this being open an hour or so. Gripping. Currant, blackberry, plum and underripe black cherry. Tannic and powerful on the palate. This is still on an upward trajectory.

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

So young, and that was after this being open an hour or so. Gripping. Currant, blackberry, plum and underripe black cherry. Tannic and powerful on the palate. This is still on an upward trajectory.

Feb 25th, 2019
Matej Dolenc

Last half bottle of 6 I bought years ago. At first, was a little dumb and tired, but with 10 minutes in the glass, it began to reawaken and come to life. Mint, cedar, and dark fruits bursting onto your palate. A delicious mouthful of complex new world flavors and textures, with a refined finish.

Last half bottle of 6 I bought years ago. At first, was a little dumb and tired, but with 10 minutes in the glass, it began to reawaken and come to life. Mint, cedar, and dark fruits bursting onto your palate. A delicious mouthful of complex new world flavors and textures, with a refined finish.

Jan 12th, 2018
David L

05' Rudd Estate

05' Rudd Estate

Oct 8th, 2017
Mark Flesher

Really nice. Very youthful and vibrant. From a good vintage comes a really nice wine with lots of blackberry and ample weight in the front and sort of a truffle chocolate texture somewhere in the middle. Excellent structure. Hint of pepper on the finish. Tannins have really started to integrate in this wine but still with rather youthful influence here. Would go well with a nice filet mignon. I'd say it is definitely time to start consider drinking these if you have them although I think the structure is there to last another 5 to 7 years.

Really nice. Very youthful and vibrant. From a good vintage comes a really nice wine with lots of blackberry and ample weight in the front and sort of a truffle chocolate texture somewhere in the middle. Excellent structure. Hint of pepper on the finish. Tannins have really started to integrate in this wine but still with rather youthful influence here. Would go well with a nice filet mignon. I'd say it is definitely time to start consider drinking these if you have them although I think the structure is there to last another 5 to 7 years.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2019
Dylan York

2003 Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon - smooth as silk.

2003 Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon - smooth as silk.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

It was the last bottle at Domaine Chandon's restaurant. Happy birthday Jeni!

It was the last bottle at Domaine Chandon's restaurant. Happy birthday Jeni!

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Great, structured but uncomplicated, outstanding US claret. Black currant, black cherry, licorice, with tobacco that lead to a massively solid structure. Easily has another 10-15 years. A long and tannic finish.

Great, structured but uncomplicated, outstanding US claret. Black currant, black cherry, licorice, with tobacco that lead to a massively solid structure. Easily has another 10-15 years. A long and tannic finish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2013
David L

05' Rudd Estate Cabernet. Getting so close to a pop & pour. 2 great years in it. Edit - It started to fall apart that 3 hour.

05' Rudd Estate Cabernet. Getting so close to a pop & pour. 2 great years in it. Edit - It started to fall apart that 3 hour.

Apr 3rd, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Excellent! Matched well with the dark cherry notes.

Excellent! Matched well with the dark cherry notes.

Mar 13th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

@ PNV begins in Oakville 2/24/17.
96+ pts.

@ PNV begins in Oakville 2/24/17.
96+ pts.

Feb 25th, 2017