Rudd Oakville Estate Red 2013
“2013 has already gained attention as one of the greatest recent vintages in Oakville. A severe drought year, with roughly 80% less rainfall than average, we spaded in our cover crops early to reduce competition for the vines, knowing they will require every bit of moisture in the soil. In the end, the growing season proved to be nearly ideal with moderate high temperatures, keeping the fruit flavors fresh through color and tannin ripening. From the outset, the 2013 has nerve, brightness and builds in intensity and depth with air. Expansive on the palate, the dark fruit aromatics become more pronounced with a cocoa-like sweetness. The evolution remains lively and fresh with an ashy, mineral tex-ture at the finish. Presenting structure and density for aging, the 2013 Rudd Oakville Estate Red will elegantly mature, offering additional complexity and depth with 5-8 years of cellaring and continue to develop for many more. 2013 already reveals the exciting promise of an outstanding vintage and an inaugural offering from the next chapter at the Estate.” – Frederick Ammons, winemaker.
- Vintage 2013
- Appellation Oakville - Napa Valley
- Country USA
- Region California