Rudd Oakville Estate Red 2016 [375ML HALF BOTTLE] (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96+] [VM 96]

Rudd Oakville Estate Red 2016 [375ML HALF BOTTLE]
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96+] [VM 96]

Regular price $150.00 Sale price $124.97 Save $25.03

RP96+ VM96
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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.
Ratings & Reviews

96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"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 (Jan 2019)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Oakville Estate Red is one of the very best wines I have ever tasted from Rudd. Layered, silky and exceptionally polished, the 2016 has so much to offer. Mocha, spice, menthol, plum, black cherry and gravel infuse this mid-weight, super-expressive, vibrant Oakville wine. Dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add aromatic intensity as the wine finds a more floral and red-toned aromatic upper register with time in the glass." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)