Introducing the exquisite 2018 Rudd Vineyards & Winery Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon, a captivating red wine hailing from the prestigious Oakville sub-appellation of Napa, California. This wine is a true masterpiece, crafted with meticulous care and attention by the esteemed Rudd Vineyards & Winery.
Glistening in the glass with a deep garnet-purple hue, the Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses from the very first glance. Aromas of baked black cherries, boysenberries, and warm cassis rise gracefully, intertwining with delicate hints of tar, tobacco, and bay leaves. This intricate bouquet is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and artistry behind this wine.
On the palate, the Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon delivers an abundant array of juicy black fruit preserves that envelop the senses with each sip. The plush texture caresses the palate, while a vibrant herbal lift adds a lively freshness. This wine is medium to full-bodied, showcasing a perfect balance between opulence and elegance.
The 2018 vintage of the Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, a blend that harmonizes seamlessly to create a symphony of flavors. After aging predominantly in French oak barrels, with 34% new oak, and a small portion aged in amphora, this wine has developed a depth and complexity that will leave wine enthusiasts utterly captivated.
Notable wine critics have recognized the brilliance of this wine as well. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a well-deserved 90 points, praising its generous fruit and plush texture. Wine Spectator, on the other hand, bestowed a remarkable 93-point score upon this wine, applauding its ripe and zesty character and predicting a peak drinking window between 2023 and 2034.
With only 1,558 cases produced, the 2018 Rudd Vineyards & Winery Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon is a true gem that deserves a place of honor in any wine collection. Uncork a bottle and indulge in the extraordinary beauty and flavor of this remarkable creation.