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    875
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Game

Vintage 2009

The 2009 vintage celebrates 10 years of producing the Rudd Estate Red from our vineyards in Oakville. A mild Spring and early bud break, along with several inches of rain in May recharged the vineyards, allowing the plants to develop full canopies. A classic California summer ensued with a pattern of several hot days followed by several cool days with foggy mornings. Ideal fall weather gave us long warm days that allowed for an even, slow ripening of our different varietals. Because of this, we were able to pick these varietals together and co-ferment upon harvest. The Cabernet Sauvignon was co-fermented with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. We could not be more pleased with the result of this co-fermentation and the unique lot that is more than the sum of its parts.

 

Appellation Oakville, 100% Estate Grown

Soil Type Volcanic Stony Clay Loam with Soil Series Perkins and Cortina

Blend 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot

Cooperage 98% new French Oak

Harvest Dates September 23rd– October 12th

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Medium and Too tannic

flavors

Blackberry, New-oak, Floral and Cassis

nose

Complex, Refined, Closed and Intense

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Unbalanced, Youthful, Full-bodied, Aggressive, Firm, Focused, Powerful and Drying tannins

Written Notes

A big wine that has very tight palate with dominating refined tannins. This wine definitely benefits from at least 5 to 7 years cellaring.
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Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Estate Red 2009  ( Rudd Winery )

"A big wine that has very tight palate with dominating refined tannins. This wine definitely benefits from at least 5 to 7 years cellaring."

4y 1m ago

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