*Rudd Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA
Vintage 2001: [RP 95] [WE 94] [CT 93] [ST 92]
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (2,150 cases of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc) is spectacular. An inky/purple color is accompanied by aromas of espresso roast, melted fudge, blackberries, currants, and smoke. Rich, with great intensity, tremendous purity, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and good underlying tannin as well as freshness. (RP)
Rudd Estate stands out as an exceptional place with unmatched terroir – uniquely situated within Napa Valley with a geologic backbone of volcanic rock weathered into core stone bedrock and alluvial sediments creating iron-rich, well-drained soil ideal for growing grapes. Our vineyards are farmed organically by our own full-time team. Having our own team enables some of the most significant winemaking actions of the year to be made in a focused, adaptive, and timely manner. Most importantly, this control over the vineyards allows us to learn from the cycles of each season and alter our techniques to bring out the unique potential of the Estate’s land.