Rudius

Russian River Valley Syrah

9.013 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

Stellar. Huge surprise. Jammy nose, with fig paste. Lovely texture and balance on the palette. Notes of honey, coffee and hints of tobacco. This still has runway.

Stellar. Huge surprise. Jammy nose, with fig paste. Lovely texture and balance on the palette. Notes of honey, coffee and hints of tobacco. This still has runway.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Mike Ancuta

Held up well for 12 years being 15.6. Dark berries, picked up a slight gaminess. Color still good. Enjoyable on the back porch.

Held up well for 12 years being 15.6. Dark berries, picked up a slight gaminess. Color still good. Enjoyable on the back porch.

Sep 17th, 2017
TheSkip

In stark contrast to the Shirvington, this is wonderful. If there were a wine dictionary example for olive tapenade, this would be it. A lovely balance of fruit and savory. No heat despite the 16% abv. Thanks to @Ron R for introducing me to Rudius!

In stark contrast to the Shirvington, this is wonderful. If there were a wine dictionary example for olive tapenade, this would be it. A lovely balance of fruit and savory. No heat despite the 16% abv. Thanks to @Ron R for introducing me to Rudius!

May 19th, 2017
Steve Anderson

Last of 14 bottles purchased from multiple sources over 7 years, with three from the library release a few years back. Always a favorite, although the early bacon fat signature has dissipated over the years. Still a nice Syrah nose of roasted meat and dark fruit, but finish was a bit thin on this auction bottle. Forgot this was 16.5% ABV, but not throwing off any noticeable heat.

Last of 14 bottles purchased from multiple sources over 7 years, with three from the library release a few years back. Always a favorite, although the early bacon fat signature has dissipated over the years. Still a nice Syrah nose of roasted meat and dark fruit, but finish was a bit thin on this auction bottle. Forgot this was 16.5% ABV, but not throwing off any noticeable heat.

Jun 5th, 2016
Jason Hemming

Tons of smoke and savory notes upon opening, that give way to dark red fruits, olive and cracked pepper. Minimal tannins. Smooth finish.

Tons of smoke and savory notes upon opening, that give way to dark red fruits, olive and cracked pepper. Minimal tannins. Smooth finish.

Jun 13th, 2015
Steve Anderson

According to CellarTracker, this is my "most consumed" bottle. There's a reason why - it always delivers. Great price, great value, great profile.

According to CellarTracker, this is my "most consumed" bottle. There's a reason why - it always delivers. Great price, great value, great profile.

Jun 18th, 2014
Steve Anderson

Hadn't checked in on this in quite a while. Showing well and carrying its 16.5 ABV quite nicely.

Hadn't checked in on this in quite a while. Showing well and carrying its 16.5 ABV quite nicely.

May 23rd, 2014
Josh Davis

Dinner in Nashville @ city house.

Dinner in Nashville @ city house.

Mar 2nd, 2014
Autumn Tello

Autumn had this 4 years ago

Autumn had this 4 years ago

Feb 9th, 2014
Darin Kendrick

Darin had this 3 months ago

Darin had this 3 months ago

Nov 17th, 2017