Rudius

Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.39 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

The way to a woman’s heart is with a husband who becomes her bitch. I slaved over this Sunday dinner. I feel so used! Sniff.
Beef tenderloin with Rudius cab. 2014 was a strong vintage in Cali. Prior notes apply.

The way to a woman’s heart is with a husband who becomes her bitch. I slaved over this Sunday dinner. I feel so used! Sniff.
Beef tenderloin with Rudius cab. 2014 was a strong vintage in Cali. Prior notes apply.

Jan 6th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Excellent wine. Prior notes apply.
Varnished the stairs myself - I feel so used 😔

Excellent wine. Prior notes apply.
Varnished the stairs myself - I feel so used 😔

Dec 5th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

Our last bottle must have been an outlier. Normal Rudius service has been resumed.
The has the typical Napa signature on the nose and palate. Coffee notes mesh with new oak on the nose. Overripe cherries greet the mid-palate, chased by slightly underripe tannins - I love this type of presentation. Finishes with depth and opulence. Tuck these away for a little while, and allow the tannins to unfurl.

Our last bottle must have been an outlier. Normal Rudius service has been resumed.
The has the typical Napa signature on the nose and palate. Coffee notes mesh with new oak on the nose. Overripe cherries greet the mid-palate, chased by slightly underripe tannins - I love this type of presentation. Finishes with depth and opulence. Tuck these away for a little while, and allow the tannins to unfurl.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Surprisingly for this producer, we are not in love with this.
Nice aromatics on the nose, but the palate is angular and disjointed. Slightly tart, and finishing dry. It’s extremely backward, with a very shy fruit profile. Odd on so many levels...

Surprisingly for this producer, we are not in love with this.
Nice aromatics on the nose, but the palate is angular and disjointed. Slightly tart, and finishing dry. It’s extremely backward, with a very shy fruit profile. Odd on so many levels...

Sep 26th, 2018
Pierce Osgood

Great wine with my friend Jérémie!

Great wine with my friend Jérémie!

Oct 23rd, 2018
Ron R
9.4

All the excitement of last weekend has caught up with me. Now suffering from "man flu."
This has a lovely, opulent nose of brown sugar and rich black fruits. Palette is precise and rich. Lovely tannic structure, which presents perfectly now. Finishes with maple syrup and a touch of cardamom. Can be cellared, but frankly, why wait?

All the excitement of last weekend has caught up with me. Now suffering from "man flu."
This has a lovely, opulent nose of brown sugar and rich black fruits. Palette is precise and rich. Lovely tannic structure, which presents perfectly now. Finishes with maple syrup and a touch of cardamom. Can be cellared, but frankly, why wait?

May 8th, 2017
Ron R
9.5

Distinctly different nose of blackcurrants and mineral driven.
Not as dense as the Oakville on the palette, but what it lacks in mouthfeel, it compensates with much stronger flavors of caramel, coconut and sweet tobacco. This has a huge aging potential.
Another excellent showing from Rudius.

Distinctly different nose of blackcurrants and mineral driven.
Not as dense as the Oakville on the palette, but what it lacks in mouthfeel, it compensates with much stronger flavors of caramel, coconut and sweet tobacco. This has a huge aging potential.
Another excellent showing from Rudius.

Apr 13th, 2017
Frank Cardone

Frank had this a year ago

Frank had this a year ago

Nov 1st, 2018
Charles Hudson

Charles had this 2 years ago

Charles had this 2 years ago

Jun 17th, 2018