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    Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2004
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • WE94
    • RP94
    Price: $129.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 119418

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2004 growing season was warm in the beginning and warm at the end, punctuated by cooler-than-normal nights, and even an uncharacteristic June hailstorm. Challenging, yes, but the reward was an outstanding vintage layered with intensity and depth.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2004 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (a 2,500-case blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc) was aged 20 months in French wood. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color followed by scents of licorice, black currants, underbrush, charcoal, and spice characteristics. With terrific fruit as well as an opulent texture, it should drink well for 12-15 years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Very young and tannic, and crisp with acids as well as heavily oaked. Rich, sweet core of black cherry, mocha and cassis fruit. Thick, huge, should age very well.
    Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Full ruby-red. Much more aromatic nose than the Crossroads bottling: cassis, cedar, graphite, minerals and sexy oak, all lifted by a violety high note. Quite ripe, supple and sweet but fresher and more classic than the Crossroads, with enticing flavors of black fruits, minerals, violet, dark chocolate and licorice. Finishes with substantial but sweet tannins that are downright lush for 2005. A lovely example of this vintage.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A dense, rich, loamy style, with deep, concentrated currant, anise, sage and herb flavors that are focused and distinctive, fleshing out on the finish, where the flavors are persistent.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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