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Rudd Estate Oakville Proprietary Red 2005

Member Review by skuatt:

I don't know who is rating this wine, but they have no taste. Rudd is adjacent to Screaming Eagle and directly across the street (Silverado Trail) from Dalle Valle. It is on the corner of Oakville Crossing and Silverado trail. The soil is RED from all the iron. The vinyards are some of the best I have ever seen, including France and Italy; they are immaculate. The wine is as good as it gets.

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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

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Snooth User: skuatt
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5.00 5
11/04/2010

I don't know who is rating this wine, but they have no taste. Rudd is adjacent to Screaming Eagle and directly across the street (Silverado Trail) from Dalle Valle. It is on the corner of Oakville Crossing and Silverado trail. The soil is RED from all the iron. The vinyards are some of the best I have ever seen, including France and Italy; they are immaculate. The wine is as good as it gets.


Snooth User: cwlovett
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5.00 5
01/08/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Rudd Estate Oakville Proprietary Red

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 94 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The 2005 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red turned out to be a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. There are around 2,300+ cases of this wine, which has a deep ruby/purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some burning embers, spring flowers, cedar, and subtle wood. It is full-bodied and dense, with hints of espresso roast and chocolate in the mouth. Precise, pure, and rich, it is a beauty that I think will age for at least two or more decades. ** Only 8 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/08/2014

The 2005 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red turned out to be a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. There are around 2,300+ cases of this wine, which has a deep ruby/purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some burning embers, spring flowers, cedar, and subtle wood. It is full-bodied and dense, with hints of espresso roast and chocolate in the mouth. Precise, pure, and rich, it is a beauty that I think will age for at least two or more decades. ** SOLD OUT **



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