2002 Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
A superb although closed offering is the 2002 Proprietary Estate wine from Oakville a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Aged 20 months in oak this dark... A superb although closed offering is the 2002 Proprietary Estate wine from Oakville a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Aged 20 months in oak this dark ruby/purple-colored wine displays a distinctive perfume reminiscent of a top-notch Graves. Aromas of scorched earth tobacco leaf black currants and blueberries are accompanied by a striking minerality high tannins and a certain austerity which suggest considerable aging potential for this wine which is concentrated with a certain exuberance and unctuosity but firm structure. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2005
...Subtle aromas of blackberry licorice and tarry new oak. Suave and light on its feet with juicy flavors of blueberry currant violet and cedar lifted by minerality from these red soils. A bit more thoroughly ripe and... ...Subtle aromas of blackberry licorice and tarry new oak. Suave and light on its feet with juicy flavors of blueberry currant violet and cedar lifted by minerality from these red soils. A bit more thoroughly ripe and less leafy than the 2002 cabernet but not quite so fruit-driven. Very dense wine finishing with substantial fine tannins that come late allowing the wine's well-delineated flavors to expand on the palate. Very sophisticated red wine.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2002