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Rudd Oakville Estate 2002

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Blend: 76%Cabernet Sauvignon, 7%Cabernet Franc, 6 % Petit Verdot, 6 % Malbec, 5 % Merlot Appellation: Oakville Fermentation: Native yeast and natural malolactic Aging: 20 months in French oak; 80% new

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Snooth User: rdalehite
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4.00 5
03/17/2008

Fantastic Wine; great for big meals!


External Reviews for Rudd Oakville Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

The youthful 2002 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (a 2,000-case blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Merlot) possesses exceptional definition and intensity as well as high extract, richness, and tannin. Flawles... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Supple, with complex currant, anise, mineral, herb and sage flavors that are well-defined, adding hints of espresso and fresh earth. The tannins are ripe and fine-grained and the finish reveals extra dimensions of depth and complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1,950 cases of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot) exhibits an inky/purple/black color. This huge, powerful, deep, rich 2001 reveals telltale, big, sweet, chocolatey, espresso, blackberry, cassis aromas as well as massive flavors that ooze across the palate with great richness, purity, and equilibrium. The wine's wonderful sweetness is due to the full phenolic ripeness and elevated glycerin. High tannin is well-concealed by the extravagant richness of this brilliant effort. Drink 2006-2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2015

Good medium ruby. Subtle aromas of blackberry, licorice and tarry new oak. Suave and light on its feet, with juicy flavors of blueberry, currant, violet and cedar lifted by minerality from these red soils. A bit more thoroughly ripe and less leafy than the 2002 cabernet, but not quite so fruit-driven. Very dense wine, finishing with substantial, fine tannins that come late, allowing the wine’s well-delineated flavors to expand on the palate. Very sophisticated red wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A superb although closed offering is the 2002 Proprietary Estate wine from Oakville, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, and 1% Malbec. Aged 20 months in oak, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine displays a distinctive perfume reminiscent of a top-notch Graves. Aromas of scorched earth, tobacco leaf, black currants, and blueberries are accompanied by a striking minerality, high tannins and a certain austerity, which suggest considerable aging potential for this wine, which is concentrated with a certain exuberance and unctuosity but firm structure. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Good medium ruby. Subtle aromas of blackberry, licorice and tarry new oak. Suave and light on its feet, with juicy flavors of blueberry, currant, violet and cedar lifted by minerality from these red soils. A bit more thoroughly ripe and less leafy than the 2002 cabernet, but not quite so fruit-driven. Very dense wine, finishing with substantial, fine tannins that come late, allowing the wineandrsquo;s well-delineated flavors to expand on the palate. Very sophisticated red wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2015

A superb although closed offering is the 2002 Proprietary Estate wine from Oakville, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, and 1% Malbec. Aged 20 months in oak, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine displays a distinctive perfume reminiscent of a top-notch Graves. Aromas of scorched earth, tobacco leaf, black currants, and blueberries are accompanied by a striking minerality, high tannins and a certain austerity, which suggest considerable aging potential for this wine, which is concentrated with a certain exuberance and unctuosity but firm structure. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2025.



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Blend: 76%Cabernet Sauvignon, 7%Cabernet Franc, 6 % Petit Verdot, 6 % Malbec, 5 % Merlot Appellation: Oakville Fermentation: Native yeast and natural malolactic Aging: 20 months in French oak; 80% new

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