RuddOakville Estate Red 2014- Special Priced 3-Pack Library Offering
Last month, I was able to get a bottles of this 2014 Oakville Estate Red from Rudd’s library for a virtual wine event. We tasted it side-by-side with their 2011 Estate Red. Both showed well, especially the 2014. So, we asked for a little more to share with you. After 7+ years in bottle, this Estate Red is hitting its stride and drinks beautifully. I would highly recommend getting a few bottles of this for your cellar. The 2014 is one of “precision and focus- the nose expresses purity of fruit with cassis and blackberry notes. On the mouth, the wine is restrained, allowing the fine, ripe tannins to shine. The wine builds in depth and intensity, revealing floral notes, and chocolate tannin with a brooding, roasted note. The long finish is harmonized with natural acidity that pilots focus, precision and freshness. With its refined tannins, the 2014 can be enjoyed within years of its release, but because it is truly an outstanding vintage, it will develop its already noble confidence, generosity and grace with 18+ years of cellaring.” The final blend was aged in 74% new French oak and the final blend was 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. 97 Points, Robert Parker.
- Sub-RegionNapa Valley