Rudius

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.366 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

Rich nose. Plush palette. Spicy notes which finish slightly tart. I popped and poured this, so I'm hoping for a divine intervention...

Update - infinitely better on day two. Tartness had evaporated, leaving sweet fruits

Rich nose. Plush palette. Spicy notes which finish slightly tart. I popped and poured this, so I'm hoping for a divine intervention...

Update - infinitely better on day two. Tartness had evaporated, leaving sweet fruits

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2017
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.2

Solid....nice work Ames

Solid....nice work Ames

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Sample from Estate.
First wine we have tried from Rudius Wines and what a treat it was. Super dark ruby red with dark purplish hues. Completely coats the glass, high viscosity. Very tight to start on the nose with slight vegetal nuances and some more of black current, cinnamon, pencil shavings and some purple flowers. As it opened up over day two it grew into deeper dark berries, anise, baking spices and dark cocoa. Furry mouthfeel with notes of cloves, black cherries and some minerality. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Developed some darker fruits and light savory characteristics. Drier than expected in the long finish. 92 is only a starting point this will only get better with age. Drink from 2017 till 2030.

Sample from Estate.
First wine we have tried from Rudius Wines and what a treat it was. Super dark ruby red with dark purplish hues. Completely coats the glass, high viscosity. Very tight to start on the nose with slight vegetal nuances and some more of black current, cinnamon, pencil shavings and some purple flowers. As it opened up over day two it grew into deeper dark berries, anise, baking spices and dark cocoa. Furry mouthfeel with notes of cloves, black cherries and some minerality. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Developed some darker fruits and light savory characteristics. Drier than expected in the long finish. 92 is only a starting point this will only get better with age. Drink from 2017 till 2030.

Nov 17th, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.0

Yum. A wee bit of chocolate and licorice

Yum. A wee bit of chocolate and licorice

May 18th, 2016
Alexis Campos

Sales & Marketing Orin Swift Cellars

9.3

Left overs after a "hard day at work".

Left overs after a "hard day at work".

Aug 22nd, 2013
TheSkip

Revisited, sans-Coravin. This time with 3 hour decant.

Much improved but still felt overall lacking given the site of harvest.

Revisited, sans-Coravin. This time with 3 hour decant.

Much improved but still felt overall lacking given the site of harvest.

Aug 13th, 2017
TheSkip

Coravin'd a glass and had 20 minutes later. Quite closed. Tannic and slightly acidic. Needs a lot of time to open at this juncture.

Coravin'd a glass and had 20 minutes later. Quite closed. Tannic and slightly acidic. Needs a lot of time to open at this juncture.

Jul 25th, 2017
Ron R
9.3

The nose is a clone of the Farella - delicate wood and mineral driven. The wine presents as a party in your mouth. Tannins are more prominent and bold. Lots of crushed rock, sweet tobacco and cherry compote. Nice acidly buffers the tannic structure. Lay this down for a year or two.

The nose is a clone of the Farella - delicate wood and mineral driven. The wine presents as a party in your mouth. Tannins are more prominent and bold. Lots of crushed rock, sweet tobacco and cherry compote. Nice acidly buffers the tannic structure. Lay this down for a year or two.

Apr 14th, 2017
David L

09' Rudius Panek Cabernet. Bold Black currant, black raspberries. Striking red licorice, dark chocolate. Lingering on the back of palate. I'll have to try the 12 & 13. Edit- Give it a good 90 minute decanting👍Better-

09' Rudius Panek Cabernet. Bold Black currant, black raspberries. Striking red licorice, dark chocolate. Lingering on the back of palate. I'll have to try the 12 & 13. Edit- Give it a good 90 minute decanting👍Better-

Mar 6th, 2017
Peter Brennan

Big full Napa cab. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.

Big full Napa cab. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb 6th, 2017