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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...
91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2009
(15.2% alcohol; a Bordeaux blend based on 80% cabernet sauvignon) Good full medium ruby. Superripe but not stewy on the nose, offering a complex range of black fruits, bitter chocolate, cedar, graphite, tar, dill and black pepper. Suave and sweet, with impressive mid-palate volume and an intriguing graphite minerality to complicate the crushed black raspberry flavor. Here the 8% malbec component takes the place of merlot to add aromatics, notes Sullivan. Finishes with huge tannins that appear to be supported by the wine's strong material. This will need time.