2018 Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Red Napa Valley 1.5L
Upon the first sip, the bright and luscious black cherry and plum notes consume the palate. Threaded throughout those fruit components are an inviting combination of cocoa nib and dried rosemary, elevating the wine's complexity and power as the wine builds. While the tannins are persistent and firm, the slate-like texture of this wine offers a smooth and elegant finish. While showing well at the time of release, this wine had plenty of time to develop and age gracefully over the next 15-20 years.
Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 55% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sashays out of the glass with flamboyant scents of candied violets, red roses, black raspberries and fragrant earth over a core of cassis, wild blueberries and Morello cherries with a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in poise, featuring beautifully balanced velvety tannins and seamless freshness framing the opulent black and red berry layers, finishing very long and perfumed. Rating: 98+"
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Red Blend|