Rudd Crossroads Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 102160
  • red wine
  • ST89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

The Crossroads Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from the benchland vineyards of the Rudd estate in Oakville, the same vineyards that produce the Rudd Oakville Estate Red Wine. The entire 55-acre vineyard is planted in very rocky, red volcanic soils using low-vigor rootstock and high-density, 4' x 4' vine spacing.

The wine resulting from such an extraordinary harvest has classic cassis and chocolaty red and black fruit aromas with a lush mid-palate and a supple, elegant finish. After four weeks on the skins, the wine went into barrel for twenty months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered in July 2007.

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot & 4% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby-red. Slightly liqueur-like aromas of blueberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, tobacco and menthol. Quite primary on the palate, with crushed blueberry and menthol flavors currently cut off by big, chewy, building tannins. This is the estate's second wine, but winemaker Sullivan notes that Rudd still bulks out a lot of additional wine."
89 Points

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Learn About Rudd Map ItMap It

Rudd winery was established in 1996, when Leslie Rudd purchased the 54-acre estate in Oakville. Since the purchase, Mr. Rudd has made extensive renovations to the property, to include a complete replanting of the vineyards to close-spaced, red Bordeaux varietals and the expansion and renovation of the winery, including custom-designed tanks and a gentle, gravity-flow system. In...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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