Rudd Napa Sauv. Blanc 2006
External Reviews for Rudd Napa Sauv. Blanc
Pale color. Pungent grapefruit nose with some spicy, resiny oak. At once broad and aromatic in the mouth, with flavors dominated by grapefruit and pineapple. Rich and silky but tangy dry. Pretty wine.
Rudd is now producing one of Californiaandrsquo;s most stunning Sauvignon Blancs. The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, which is mostly from their vineyards on Mt. Veeder, is blended with 22% Semillon that was 100% barrel-fermented. The good news is that there are about 1,500 cases of this wine, which was aged in concrete, egg-shaped tanks. The wine is stunningly complex, with notes of guava, fig, honeydew melons, and even a touch of honeysuckle in a floral sense. Not put through malolactic, the wine has zesty acidity, but this is a wine with no shortage of richness, texture, and a remarkably long finish. This is terrific Sauvignon, and I suspect it will age for 4andndash;5 years, although I donandrsquo;t know how anyone could resist it now.
Bright, grassy and focused, with good depth and deft flavors to tart pineapple and peach highlighted by lively, lemony acidity. Drink now.
Serves up a vibrant core of lemon skin, pineapple, green apple and intriguing mineral nuances. Tangy fruit concentration powers through the finish, with underlying vanilla cream and cedar notes. Drink now through 2007.
There are slightly fewer than 1,800 cases of the Bordeaux-like 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, a blend of 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon. Exhibiting crisp minerality along with a hint of figs, melons, quince, and grapefruit, this fresh, lively, medium-bodied white is best consumed over the next several years.
Very pale color. Deep, vinous aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and nuts, along with a hint of sour candy. Juicy, fruity, pungent and dry, with a slightly musky lift to the grapefruit and lime flavors. This is almost austere in its dryness, but with no shortage of flavor intensity. Comes across as brighter than the 2004 version but less rich and pliant. I find this very refreshing.
Rudd is now producing one of California's most stunning Sauvignon Blancs. The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, which is mostly from their vineyards on Mt. Veeder, is blended with 22% Semillon that was 100% barrel-fermented. The good news is that there are about... Robert Parker. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2006 Rudd Estate Sauvignon Blanc 750ml