2020 Rudd 'Estate' Proprietary Red Oakville

$295.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Crafted from mature vines in Rudd Estate's unique terroirs of core stone volcanics and alluvial fan, the Oakville Estate Red is an authentic expression of place and vintage. Composed for harmony and longevity, it transcends grape variety to showcase the pinnacle of what the Estate offers. Led by the Rudd family since 1996, our remarkable team works tirelessly to fulfill our generational promise, celebrating innovation, hard work, and integrity. Our wines, a result of both site and expertise, reflect their birthplace and our commitment to stewardship.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Frederick Ammons
Vintage:
2020
Oak Treatment:
45% new French oak, 55% once used French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1053357
Size:
750 ml Bottle

TWI96

The Wine Independent

The 2020 Oakville Estate Red is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gallops out of the glass with energetic scents of fresh black plums, boysenberries, and black currant pastilles with suggestions of tapendade, pencil shavings, roses and dried Provence herbs, plus a waft of crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate is very tightly wound and vibrant, delivering loads of mineral-laced layers and red berry accents, finishing on a long, longering earthy note.