Rudd

Oakville Estate Red Blend

9.319 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Top Notes For
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
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
Kenny Koda

Going back to the first vintage I sold of this wine 2001

Going back to the first vintage I sold of this wine 2001

Jan 20th, 2015
Charlie Tapp

Red fruit, dark fruit and manure.

Red fruit, dark fruit and manure.

May 2nd, 2019
Eric Shanks

Smoooooth. My first Rudd- inspired by @David A Lentine. Pretty amazing for a 15 year old. Musty nose, ripe blue fruit, finish is still very long. Won't be my last!

Smoooooth. My first Rudd- inspired by @David A Lentine. Pretty amazing for a 15 year old. Musty nose, ripe blue fruit, finish is still very long. Won't be my last!

Jul 2nd, 2016
Danny Aliaga

2001 magnum. This is classic Napa valley. Big, bold Oakville cab. Deep notes of vanilla, oak, cassis, spice and ripe berry. This baby is mature and drinking at its prime. 95pts

2001 magnum. This is classic Napa valley. Big, bold Oakville cab. Deep notes of vanilla, oak, cassis, spice and ripe berry. This baby is mature and drinking at its prime. 95pts

Dec 13th, 2014
Josh Phelps

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

9.5

Josh had this 4 years ago

Josh had this 4 years ago

Jan 7th, 2016
Charles

Charles had this 2 years ago

Charles had this 2 years ago

Jul 29th, 2017
Benjamin Laguna

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Benjamin had this 2 years ago

Jul 8th, 2017
Patrick McNeil

Patrick had this 3 years ago

Patrick had this 3 years ago

Jun 16th, 2016