2018 Rudd Estate 'Samantha's' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

$194.95

Crafted from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a killer example of the Oakville terroir’s natural proclivity for growing world-class Cabernet. Diligent farming and winemaking, including a good long rest in 86% new French oak, turn that gorgeous fruit into a near-perfect wine with tremendous depth and character. This vineyard selection blend bursts with cassis, blackberry pie and plum preserves over menthol, lilac and a touch of char. This is a rock-solid, intense Cab from one of the best parts of Oakville, destined to hold a place of honor in your cellar.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Frederick Ammons
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Score Wine Advocate:
96+
SKU #:
1049176
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96+

Wine Advocate

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha's was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 68% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips slowly out of the glass with captivating scents of black raspberries, Morello cherries, black currant pastilles and rose oil, followed by suggestions of cedar chest, pencil lead and black olives. The full-bodied palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring vivacious red and black berry layers and a firm backbone of grainy tannins, lifted by refreshing acidity and bags of crunchy fruit on the long finish.