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Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Wine Advocate Review The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, firm tannin, and an enticing nose of black currants, espresso roast, charcoal, and cedar wood. Although closed, it is dense, promising, and ageworthy, with an upside potential of 12-15 years.

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Winery: Rudd Estate
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Rudd Estate:
In 1996, food and wine entrepreneur Leslie Rudd realized his 30-year dream of owning a winery in Napa Valley when he purchased a 55-acre estate in Oakville, an appellation recognized for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Today the red, rocky soils have been replanted and a stone winery with 22,000 square feet of subterranean caves has been built. This picturesque site is flan... Read more
In 1996, food and wine entrepreneur Leslie Rudd realized his 30-year dream of owning a winery in Napa Valley when he purchased a 55-acre estate in Oakville, an appellation recognized for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Today the red, rocky soils have been replanted and a stone winery with 22,000 square feet of subterranean caves has been built. This picturesque site is flanked by the renowned vineyards of Dalla Valle, Plumpjack, Harlan Estate's Bond, St. Eden Vineyard, Screaming Eagle, and Phelps Backus. Leslie Rudd hails from Wichita, Kansas. In addition to managing Standard Beverage Corporation, his home state's largest wine and spirits wholesaler, Leslie has forged a career in handcrafted luxury items and fine food, most notably as Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, the upscale nationwide purveyor of specialty foods, housewares and California wines. At Rudd Vineyards & Winery, the vintner has focused his love of fine-tuned artisanal tradition to create the first and only venture bearing his family's name. It will be a lasting legacy for his daughter and for many generations come. A quest for excellence and the financial resources to support it is what makes Rudd Oakville's most exciting up-and-coming winery. To make the best use of the winery's outstanding resources, David Abreu continues to consult as vineyard manager and Patrick Sullivan has joined the Rudd team as winemaker for the upcoming 2008 harvest season. Patrick returns home to the Rudd family after working with Randy Lewis as his winemaker and most recently as associate winemaker at the renowned Paul Hobbs Winery. Patrick shares Leslie’s vision of making the best wine from our Oakville Estate. Beginning with the 2000 vintage, Rudd is producing a cabernet family blend from the re-planted Oakville estate. Rudd also has close ties with a number of small, high-end growers allowing Rudd to produce small quantities of Sauvignon Blanc from the Napa Valley and Chardonnay from the Bacigalupi Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Read less

External Reviews for Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

An inspiring red. Dark, intense and concentrated, yet polished and supple. Lots of red currant, black cherry and berry flavors are well-focused, picking up a tasty dash of toasty, mocha-laced oak. Firms up on the finish with solid, ripe tannins. Deca... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/13/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, firm tannin, and an enticing nose of black currants, espresso roast, charcoal, and cedar wood. Although closed, it is dense, promising, and ageworthy, with an upside potential of 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

An inspiring red. Dark intense and concentrated yet polished and supple. Lots of red currant black cherry and berry flavors are well-focused picking up a tasty dash of toasty mocha-laced oak. Firms up on the finish with solid ripe tannins. Decant. Best from 2008 through 2013. 1 770 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2003 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Petit Verdot and equal parts Cabernet Franc Merlot and Malbec. This opaque purple-colored 2003 offers sweet aromas of scorched earth tobacco leaf blackberries and currants. Layered beautifully-textured broad elegant and refreshing this well-structured superb effort should be consumed between 2008-2020. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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Wine Advocate Review The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, firm tannin, and an enticing nose of black currants, espresso roast, charcoal, and cedar wood. Although closed, it is dense, promising, and ageworthy, with an upside potential of 12-15 years.

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