Rued Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2005

Member Review by drdebs:

Classic Cab aromas of cassis, eucalyptus, and plum, all of which follow through on the palate. Still too young to drink, and at 15% alcohol not sure if time will completely eradicate the slightly hot finish, but it is a solid, well-made cabernet at the $45 price point that would put many Napa competitors at the same level to shame.

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Winery: Rued Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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In 1876, Henry Rued left his home in Switzerland and traveled to Northern California where he would take up employment planting grapes for the Beringer Brothers in Napa Valley. Though a new country for Henry, it was not a new line of work. The Rueds were a grape growing family in Switzerland. And it wasn’t too long before Henry Rued planted his own grapes. In 1882 he put down his family’s roots... Read more
In 1876, Henry Rued left his home in Switzerland and traveled to Northern California where he would take up employment planting grapes for the Beringer Brothers in Napa Valley. Though a new country for Henry, it was not a new line of work. The Rueds were a grape growing family in Switzerland. And it wasn’t too long before Henry Rued planted his own grapes. In 1882 he put down his family’s roots, as well as grapevines, in Sonoma County. Six generations and more than 125 years later, the Rued family continues to farm land throughout Sonoma county, cultivating wine grapes at their Home Estate in Dry Creek Valley as well as farming substantial tracks of land in Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. And of course, they now produce handcrafted, small batch wines under their own label—they are the wines that define a family whose roots extend deep into Sonoma County history. The wines produced by the Rued family begin with boots; boots on ground in vineyards that are tended directly by the family. Patriarch Richard and son Tom together look after and farm their Home Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley as well as leased vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. Tasting Room Open daily 11:00 - 4:30. Read less
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Snooth User: drdebs
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05/02/2009

Classic Cab aromas of cassis, eucalyptus, and plum, all of which follow through on the palate. Still too young to drink, and at 15% alcohol not sure if time will completely eradicate the slightly hot finish, but it is a solid, well-made cabernet at the $45 price point that would put many Napa competitors at the same level to shame.



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We produced only 280 cases of this richly flavored estate wine. The near opaque color is purple/ruby to the eye. Aromas of black current, chocolate, ripe cherries, vanilla and nutmeg reside inside a faint halo of violet notes. This Cab expands on the palate with smooth tannins that envelope its medium body. More black current, bing cherry, pepper, and hints of mint make this a delicious and substantial Dry Creek Valley Cabernet. We expect it to arrive at peak maturity around 2012 and drink beautifully for many years thereafter.

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