Rudd Oakville Estate

A contiguous 48-acre jewel at the corner of Oakville Crossroad and Silverado Trail.


The already bottled 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder is blended of 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 12% Sauvignon Gris and 8% Sémillon, aged for ten months in 51% concrete, 34% neutral oak, 12% new oak and 3% stainless steel. It bursts forth with pronounced notes of warm peaches, pink grapefruit, passion fruit and struck match with hints of wild sage, crushed rocks and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with gregarious stone fruit and tropical flavors plus a satiny texture and bold freshness, finishing long and chalky.


Fermented in French oak, 33% new, and aged for 11 months in barrel, the 2014 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard displays an expressive nose of ripe grapefruit, lemon peel, ripe pears and peach blossoms with touches of crushed stones, baking bread and coriander seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has an electric backbone of racy acid, cutting through the intense citrus and mineral-laced flavors, finishing long and savory.


A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha’s gives a deep garnet-purple color  and delivers a pleasantly meaty nose of beef drippings and charcuterie with underlying baked cherries, red and black currant notions and a waft of cigar boxes. Full-bodied   and firmly structured with chewy tannins and compelling freshness, the palate features loads of savory black and red fruit flavors and a nice long finish.


Blended of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, the 2015 Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep purple-black color and is scented of freshly crushed black currants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of cedar chest, pencil lead, menthol, Chinese five spice and violets, plus a   waft of sandalwood. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is very finely crafted with amazing freshness and vivacity, framed by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with lingering exotic spice notes.