Rudd Proprietary Red Jericho Canyon Vineyard 1998

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jericho Canyon, a sunswept basin at the northern end of Napa Valley, provides a perfect environment for growing red B...

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"The unfiltered/unfined 1998 Jericho Canyon Vineyard (2,850 cases) spent 16 months in French oak. A sensational effort, it is one of the stars of t... Read more

Ruby-red. Wild plum, truffle, tar and a floral nuance on the nose. At once lush and high-pitched, with concentrated but rather tightly wrapped blac... Read more

A bold, rich and creamy-textured wine, with coffee, currant, black cherry, herb, olive and cedar. Deftly balanced, long and intricate on the finish... Read more

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/30/2009

"The unfiltered/unfined 1998 Jericho Canyon Vineyard (2,850 cases) spent 16 months in French oak. A sensational effort, it is one of the stars of this challenging vintage. The opaque black/plum color is accompanied by aromas and flavors


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Ruby-red. Wild plum, truffle, tar and a floral nuance on the nose. At once lush and high-pitched, with concentrated but rather tightly wrapped black fruit, coffee and herbal flavors. Not especially fleshy, but not green; has considerable charm for a ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1998 Rudd Estate Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/02/2009

A bold, rich and creamy-textured wine, with coffee, currant, black cherry, herb, olive and cedar. Deftly balanced, long and intricate on the finish. New from the owner of the former Girard winery. Drink now through 2007. 2,800 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1998 Rudd Estate Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

jericho Canyon, a sunswept basin at the northern end of Napa Valley, provides a perfect environment for growing red Bordeaux grape varieties, all painstakingly planted on steep terraces. While northern Napa is known for its summer heat, a gap in the Mayacamas Range allows cooling winds to create temperatures at this vineyard similar to those found at Rudd’s home vineyard in Oakville, farther south. This temperate climate is particularly conducive to producing a wine of great elegance and finesse. Harvest 1998 was one of the longest on record. The Jericho Canyon grapes were hand-selected during a three-week period beginning the second week in October to ensure that only the ripest clusters were collected. As a result, mature, ripe flavors such as blackberry, cassis and black cherry form the core of the wine, framed handsomely in toasty oak and spice nuance. The wine was aged in barrebarrel for 14 months and then bottled, without fining or filtration, in June of 2000. B L E N D 7 9 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 1 % Merlot and 1 0 % Cabernet Franc A P P E L L A T ION Napa Valley F E R M E N T A T I O N Native yeast and natural malolactic A G E I N G Fourteen months in French oak; 4 2 % new C A S E S P R O D U C E D 2 8 0 0

jericho Canyon, a sunswept basin at the northern end of Napa Valley, provides a perfect environment for growing red Bordeaux grape varieties, all painstakingly planted on steep terraces. While northern Napa is known for its summer heat, a gap in the Mayacamas Range allows cooling winds to create temperatures at this vineyard similar to those found at Rudd’s home vineyard in Oakville, farther south. This temperate climate is particularly conducive to producing a wine of great elegance and finesse. Harvest 1998 was one of the longest on record. The Jericho Canyon grapes were hand-selected during a three-week period beginning the second week in October to ensure that only the ripest clusters were collected. As a result, mature, ripe flavors such as blackberry, cassis and black cherry form the core of the wine, framed handsomely in toasty oak and spice nuance. The wine was aged in barrebarrel for 14 months and then bottled, without fining or filtration, in June of 2000. B L E N D 7 9 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 1 % Merlot and 1 0 % Cabernet Franc A P P E L L A T ION Napa Valley F E R M E N T A T I O N Native yeast and natural malolactic A G E I N G Fourteen months in French oak; 4 2 % new C A S E S P R O D U C E D 2 8 0 0

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