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2003 Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate Napa Valley
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About Rudd Estate

Entreprenuer Leslie Rudd, Kansas Liqour wholesaler, owner of the Dean & Deluca gourmet food markets, Oakville Grocery, St. Helena's PRESS restaurant, and Distillery 209, also owns two wineries, Edge Hill Estate and Rudd Winery...

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2003 Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate Napa Valley

Producer: Rudd Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006

($90; a five-variety Bordeaux blend based on 76% cabernet sauvignon) Bright ruby. Aromas of blueberry, cassis, menthol and minerals. Slightly hard-edged and medicinal, with rather grapey flavors of cassis, licorice and mint; very Oakville in character. This possesses good ripeness, but my enthusiasm was tempered by a slightly dusty dryness to the tannins.

87 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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