1998 Rudd Estate Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 91
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1998 Rudd Estate Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
The unfiltered/unfined 1998 Jericho Canyon Vineyard (2850 cases) spent 16 months in French oak. A sensational effort it is one of the stars of this challenging vintage. The opaque black/plum color is accompanied by aromas... The unfiltered/unfined 1998 Jericho Canyon Vineyard (2850 cases) spent 16 months in French oak. A sensational effort it is one of the stars of this challenging vintage. The opaque black/plum color is accompanied by aromas and flavors reminiscent of a blend of Cheval Blanc and La Mission-Haut-Brion from an overripe vintage. Notes of plums cassis blackberries espresso Asian spices licorice cedar and tapenade make an appearance in both the aromas and flavors. Extremely full-bodied with sweet tannin an opulent/voluptuous texture full body brilliant purity and low acidity this wine represents a synthesis in style between an exotic right bank Bordeaux and a California Cabernet. Having achieved 14.2% alcohol naturally it is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard in northern Napa Valley (the Rudd estate vineyards have not yet come into production).
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2001
A bold rich and creamy-textured wine with coffee currant black cherry herb olive and cedar. Deftly balanced long and intricate on the finish. New from the owner of the former Girard winery. Drink now through 2007. 2800... A bold rich and creamy-textured wine with coffee currant black cherry herb olive and cedar. Deftly balanced long and intricate on the finish. New from the owner of the former Girard winery. Drink now through 2007. 2800 cases made. –JL
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2001
Ruby-red. Wild plum truffle tar and a floral nuance on the nose. At once lush and high-pitched with concentrated but rather tightly wrapped black fruit coffee and herbal flavors. Not especially fleshy but not green; has... Ruby-red. Wild plum truffle tar and a floral nuance on the nose. At once lush and high-pitched with concentrated but rather tightly wrapped black fruit coffee and herbal flavors. Not especially fleshy but not green; has considerable charm for a wine from the '98 vintage. Finishes with big but even tannins that showed a slight dryness with aeration and very good length. "This was a more European vintage: really cold" noted Ramey adding that the crop was saved by excellent October weather.