Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Rudd Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rudd Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 119379)
boutique wine


PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $99.00

Winemaker's Notes:

The debut vintage of Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and powerful. There are noticeable hints of red currant, black plum, crème de cassis, and blackberry. The palate expresses vanilla, clove, sandalwood and red stone. A massive mid-palate ends with graphite, vanilla, and notes of ripe tobacco. Large and strong Cabernet Sauvignon tannins give way to the finish. This wine will age nicely for thirteen to eighteen years.
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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.