Rudius

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.121 ratings
-no 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
9.3

Nose is exotic, with sweet oak and ripe cherries. Palette is textured and multidimensional. Tannins still provide a nice upright structure, but are resolved. Finishes with a panoply of rich dark fruits, tobacco, maple syrup and nutmeg. I think 08 in Cali was nothing special, but the Rudius winemaker continues to pull off some splendid acrobatics.
If you have this in your cellar, don't leave it too much longer.

Nose is exotic, with sweet oak and ripe cherries. Palette is textured and multidimensional. Tannins still provide a nice upright structure, but are resolved. Finishes with a panoply of rich dark fruits, tobacco, maple syrup and nutmeg. I think 08 in Cali was nothing special, but the Rudius winemaker continues to pull off some splendid acrobatics.
If you have this in your cellar, don't leave it too much longer.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2016
Steve Anderson

Opened for visiting family. Great with steaks. Just needs about an hour of air and ready to go.

Opened for visiting family. Great with steaks. Just needs about an hour of air and ready to go.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Kevin Blix

Enjoyable wine

Enjoyable wine

Mar 13th, 2019
Michael Walker

Need to try other btl on its own. This one suffered by comparison with Pahlmeyer immediately prior

Need to try other btl on its own. This one suffered by comparison with Pahlmeyer immediately prior

Sep 18th, 2017
Andrew Steffensmeier

Fantastic tonight.

Fantastic tonight.

Mar 26th, 2017
Ron R
9.2

We both love Rudius cab...

Aromas of caramel, granite and olives greet the nose. The wine is precise and pristine on the palette. Maraschino cherries, maple syrup and cinnamon work their magic. Tannins are plush and prominent. The finish is long, which extends and expands.

08 was not the best vintage in Cali, so we are impressed with this example. Very enjoyable.

We both love Rudius cab...

Aromas of caramel, granite and olives greet the nose. The wine is precise and pristine on the palette. Maraschino cherries, maple syrup and cinnamon work their magic. Tannins are plush and prominent. The finish is long, which extends and expands.

08 was not the best vintage in Cali, so we are impressed with this example. Very enjoyable.

Feb 29th, 2016
Brandon Tai

Doesn't seem to be aging all that well. Little VA showing up and a little hollow. Might be in a dumb phase I guess.

Doesn't seem to be aging all that well. Little VA showing up and a little hollow. Might be in a dumb phase I guess.

Oct 10th, 2015
Scott Lancaster

2008 Rudius. Nice but needs a long decant or just wait a few more years.

2008 Rudius. Nice but needs a long decant or just wait a few more years.

Feb 14th, 2015
Steve Anderson

Still getting better.

Still getting better.

Sep 22nd, 2014
Virgil Smaltz

First bottle of the Super Bowl party!

First bottle of the Super Bowl party!

Feb 2nd, 2014