2013 RUDD Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Napa Valley


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wine advocate
750 ML
2013 already reveals the exciting promise of an Outstanding Vintage and an inaugural offering from the next chapter from the Estate!

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The 2013 has already gained attention as one of the greatest recent vintages in Oakville. Dark garnet color with bright edges, the 2013 Rudd Oakville Estate Red initially offers a lively, youthful nose that develops into a classic Oakville character with floral and dry rosemary notes

Wine Advocate – 95 Points

There are two reds wines from the estate, the proprietary red wine, which is a Bordeaux blend, and Samantha’s Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rudd Estate Proprietary Red starts off life relatively slowly, and that probably works against it, but the color of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 is an inky purple. The wines display notes of scorched earth, blackberry and cassis, the with 2013 and 2014 both showing more up-front forwardness and a more approachable style, but they are still dramatic, flamboyant and full-bodied. The epic 2013 is not ready for drinking for at least another 4-5 years, but the 2014 can be approached already. Both wines are full-bodied, classic Oakville corridor wines, but made with almost a Bordeaux inspiration, but without sacrificing the extraordinarily rich, concentrated fruit of Napa. The 2013 is a 35-year wine and the 2014 probably a 25- to 30- year wine. The 2013 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Malbec and Petit Verdot. The 2014 has 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Malbec and Petit Verdot. robertparker.com –Robert Parker

Wine Spectator – 95 Points

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Vinous Media – 94 Points

The 2013 Oakville Estate Red is deep, fleshy and voluptuous, with tremendous intensity and overall power. Dark cherry, raspberry jam, mocha and spice are fused together in a super-expressive red. Even though the 2013 is bold and quite powerful, the tannins are refined enough for the Estate Red to be approachable with minimal cellaring. The oak is a bit pronounced, but this is a strong step in the right direction in what is an ongoing transition at Rudd that is starting to show results. vinous.com –Antonio Galloni

Professional Reviewer


Robert Parker’s ‘The Wine Advocate’


Stephen Tanzer’s ‘International Wine Cellar’


Wine Spectator – winespectator.com


Wine Enthusiast – winemag.com


Allen Meadows ‘Burghound’ – burghound.com


Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine – cgcw.com


Wine & Spirits – wineandspiritsmagazine.com


Antonio Galloni ‘VINOUS’ – vinousmedia.com


Jancis Robinson – Jancis Robinson.com


Jeb Dunnuck – jebdunnuck.com.com


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