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    Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP98
    • ST95
    Price: $190.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114197

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 is our eighth vintage from our Oakville estate and continues the Rudd tradition of producing wines with power, depth, and clarity. The wine releases a broad spectrum of aromas, combining dark blue fruits such as black currant and dark berry, with sweet charcoal, scorched earth and cedar. The palate shows structure and acidity followed by layers of velvety tannins with dark berries, chocolate, and deep roasted coffee. This wine is meant to be aged, but is still approachable enough to be enjoyed now.

    Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The flagship wine, the 2007 Proprietary Red from Oakville is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. A prodigious effort, it boasts a dense purple color along with gorgeously complex aromatics reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of a first-growth Pauillac and a top Graves. Notes of burning embers, forest floor, creme de cassis, blackberries, espresso, and a hint of chocolate soar from the glass of this full-bodied, well-delineated, structured wine with tremendous depth and texture. This awesome red is a future legend in the making. Give it 4-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 30-35 years.
    Rating: 98+

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright, saturated ruby. Aromas of crushed black fruits, menthol, licorice, violet, espresso and cocoa powder. At once primary and suave, with more inner-mouth perfume and aromatic lift than past vintages of this wine. The dark raspberry and violet flavors offer terrific intensity and aromatic lift. The tannin management here is far more sophisticated than just a few years ago here, when the tannins had a tendency toward hardness. But then this wine has only been racked twice so far. Sullivan noted that 2007 was the first year in which David Abreu controlled the vineyard work; Michel Rolland will finalize the blend, and the bottling will not occur until at least August. Outstanding potential here.
    Range: 92-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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