Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Napa Valley, California) - [TWI 96] [WS 95] [JS 95] [DM 95]

Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
(Napa Valley, California) - [TWI 96] [WS 95] [JS 95] [DM 95]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
An authentic expression of a unique place, the Rudd Oakville Estate Red transcends grape variety with a profound expression of vintage and site from mature vines in the Estate’s complementary terroirs of core stone volcanics and alluvial fan. Composed for ageability, harmony, finesse and longevity, the Rudd Oakville Estate Red is the pinnacle of what the Oakville Estate produces in each vintage.

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc

Ratings & Reviews:

96 Points - The Wine Independent:
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, aged for 22 months in French oak, 30% of it new. Deep purple-black in color, it springs from the glass with bright blackberries and blackcurrant-inspired scents, followed by hints of redcurrant jelly, dried herbs, and truffles with a waft of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, the palate delivers amazing elegance and restraint, with a quiet intensity and very fine-grained tannins, lifted with wonderful tension, finishing long and mineral-laced. It should be very long lived! 1,044 cases were made. Drink 2027-2060

 

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This has a nice deep well of warmed cassis and plum puree flavors, threaded deftly with a sweet tobacco hint that adds nice contrast. Shows a pretty backdrop of violet and singed alder on the finish. A deep, slow-moving but confident wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2024 through 2038. 587 cases made." - JM (Nov 2023)

 

95 Points - James Suckling: 
"A pinpointed red with currants, cherries, plums, chocolate with walnut undertones. Medium to full body. Creamy tannins. Attractive length. Blend of 93% cabernet sauvignon and rest cabernet franc. Drink or hold." (Nov 2022)


95 Points - Decanter:
Winemaker Natalie Bath has crafted a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon balanced by 7% Cabernet Franc, exuding the elegance of better Oakville sites and the depth and complexity possible from this AVA. Leads with ripe blackberry fruit and a dusting of pulverised red stones, along with a panoply of dried wild herbs. The medium-bodied palate reveals a lovely mix of wild berry fruit framed by sinewy tannins and resolving with tobacco, crushed cocoa nibs and a tangy blood orange acidity, all gliding to a spicy finish.