Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2010 3L
WA95: The 2010 Proprietary Red Rudd Estate marks a major departure from the 2008 and 2009. Gorgeous inner perfume, finessed tannins and fabulous overall balance, all the product of a late harvest, are the signatures of this super-silky, layered wine. The 2010 exudes intensity and sheer class. There is a purity to the fruit and a finesse to the tannin that is not found in either the 2008 or the 2009. Few spots in Napa Valley are as privileged as this one. It will be fascinating to see what develops here over the coming years. The 2010 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 8% Petite Verdot.