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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 119378)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $379.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 is our eighth vintage from our Oakville estate and continues the Rudd tradition of producing wines with power, depth, and clarity. The wine releases a broad spectrum of aromas, combining dark blue fruits such as black currant and dark berry, with sweet charcoal, scorched earth and cedar. The palate shows structure and acidity followed by layers of velvety tannins with dark berries, chocolate, and deep roasted coffee. This wine is meant to be aged, but is still approachable enough to be enjoyed now.

Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

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About Rudd:

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 addition, 22,000 square feet of caves have been dug below the winery to provide ideal aging conditions. In April 2002, Charles Thomas joined the Rudd team as Director of Vineyards and Winemaking. Charles brings to Rudd over 25 years of winemaking and vineyard experience. Along with the proprietary red wine from Oakville, Rudd will continue to produce small quantities of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley.