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Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2016
SKU: 11773

Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2016

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Category Red Blend
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Rudd
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
The deep, rich color suggests the wine's density and depth, while it's purple-violet edges are telling of the natural acidity and vivacity. Initially somewhat coy and restrained, the nose blossoms with aeration, developing iron and raspberry notes before showing it's true character with cassis - the signature aromatic of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Shapely, fine-grained tannins are mouth-filling, while the acidity presents backbone, direction, and freshness with an integrated and harmonious density. 2016 stands as an example of how wines with great potential for aging are, at the same time, a pleasure in their youth at release.
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha's is magnificent. Powerful and sumptuous, with stunning inner perfume and sweetness, the 2016 is simply thrilling to taste. Bittersweet chocolate, plum, black cherry, lavender, spice and new leather take on added shades of richness and texture in this towering, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon. Swaths of tannin build as this striking wine gains volume and intensity with air. In a word: superb!

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and a 1% splash of Petit Verdot aged for 21 months in 78% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with exuberant blackcurrant pastilles, wild blueberries and black cherries scents with touches of licorice, garrigue, tilled soil and cedar chest plus hints of tobacco and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house with a solid, muscular black fruit core and firm, ripe, grainy tannins plus a wonderfully refreshing line, finishing with loads of energetic earth and herbal sparks. 630 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 31, 2019