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Rudd Estate

+17079448577 500 Oakville Crossroad, P.O. Box 105
Oakville, CA 94562
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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 Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Aloha, I'm going to be in England for a couple of weeks and I desperately miss my West Coast wine. I'm not sure if anyone here is from my land across the pond, but I would deeply appreciate any advice of wines that i NEED to try while I am over here. As always, thank you for your help and wisdom! Read More

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  • Just a quick posting on a tasting we did last week.  We've been celebrating our tenth anniversary, and I stockpiled 2001s.  Good thing it was a strong vintage in so many places.  Of course, the 2001 Gran Reservas from Rioja are, in some cases, just hitting the market and are terrific values. We celebrated with a bottle we bought in the first cou... Read More

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  • Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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  • Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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  • Rudd Estate Oakville Proprietary Red 2005

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    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; ... Read More

    Wine review by skuatt


  • Rudd Oakville Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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    Enjoyed this with a rib-eye, very smooth, opened up nice with a strong black current and slight oak aroma. Balanced tannins, with a great finish. Would recommend for a special occasion RC 94/100 Read More

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  • Rudd Estate Oakville Proprietary Red 2005

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  • Rudd Chardonnay Bacigalupi 2006

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  • Rudd Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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  • Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve 2004

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