An authentic expression of a unique place, the Rudd Oakville Estate Red transcends grape variety with a profound expression of vintage and site from mature vines in the Estate’s complementary terroirs of core stone volcanics and alluvial fan. Composed for ageability, harmony, finesse and longevity, the Rudd Oakville Estate Red is the pinnacle of what the Oakville Estate produces in each vintage.
The 2011 Rudd Oakville Estate Red celebrates 15 years of farming red, rocky volcanic soils. The 2011 has a medium dark-ruby colour and brilliant clarity. the aromatic characteristics of this vintages are remarkably rich and intense with floral aspects of cabernet expression layered over dry rosemary, charred peppercorn, black olive and bramble aromatics with a hint of nutmeg spice. As a testament to the estate's outstanding and well-drained terroir, the palate has outstanding weight, coupled with elements of violets. The finish offering lingering viscosity and beautiful integration of texture and tannin with brooding notes of rich black fruit, anise and mocha. Ripe, rich tannins round out the volution that is equally sustained with fresh acidity. The finishing aromatics offer more dark fruit including black cherry and chocolate notes.
With a higher natural acidity along with sweet, ripe tannins and beautiful concentration, the 2011 Rudd Oakville Estate offers intense power and generosity at release but has an outstanding potential to age 10 - 15 years.
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 1% Petite Verdot
French oak (100% New)