Rudius Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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"Odedi" Delectable Pro

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper. Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea and black pepper. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries. This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is very tasty. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Better after 2 hours of airtime, when it opens up and shows the tannins. Wine Spectator 92 points. Robert Parker 90 points. I enjoyed it, but expected more from this vintage. Although it could age nicely in the next 10 years, if you are expecting a Napa Cabernet taste, I'd recommend to drink it sooner rather than later. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $70.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper. Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea and black pepper. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries. This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is very tasty. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Better after 2 hours of airtime, when it opens up and shows the tannins. Wine Spectator 92 points. Robert Parker 90 points. I enjoyed it, but expected more from this vintage. Although it could age nicely in the next 10 years, if you are expecting a Napa Cabernet taste, I'd recommend to drink it sooner rather than later. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $70.

9.0

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

What a surprise. Thanks for the awesome recommendation @Ron R. I get dark fruit, vanilla and brown sugar on the nose. Vanilla and blackberries dominate the palate with mouth drying tannins and a nice acidity. Smooth and nice. I let it breathe in my glass (which means not long) and it definitely opened up after it had been opened for a while. This is really nice and got it for a steal on LB. Huge fan of Jeff Ames from Tor and delighted to try his own wine. Very nice. Will have to check out some of the single vineyard designates. Any suggestions from the group on which one to try for first? Happy New Year's Eve to all.

What a surprise. Thanks for the awesome recommendation @Ron R. I get dark fruit, vanilla and brown sugar on the nose. Vanilla and blackberries dominate the palate with mouth drying tannins and a nice acidity. Smooth and nice. I let it breathe in my glass (which means not long) and it definitely opened up after it had been opened for a while. This is really nice and got it for a steal on LB. Huge fan of Jeff Ames from Tor and delighted to try his own wine. Very nice. Will have to check out some of the single vineyard designates. Any suggestions from the group on which one to try for first? Happy New Year's Eve to all.

9.3

Andy Demaree

Had a bottle this winter that, while good, seemed to lack structure. This bottle was much better. In fact, it was terrific and a great buy for the money. My wife especially loved it.

Had a bottle this winter that, while good, seemed to lack structure. This bottle was much better. In fact, it was terrific and a great buy for the money. My wife especially loved it.

9.2

Andy Demaree

Nice on the palate, but I wish there was more structure. I haven’t had other experiences with Rudius cab, so I’m not sure if it’s the vintage or just the intended style.

Nice on the palate, but I wish there was more structure. I haven’t had other experiences with Rudius cab, so I’m not sure if it’s the vintage or just the intended style.

8.9

TheSkip

Forgot how much I enjoyed this! Saw a @Ron R post and I was reminded of how keen he is on this. Happy birthday!

Forgot how much I enjoyed this! Saw a @Ron R post and I was reminded of how keen he is on this. Happy birthday!

9.1

Ron R Delectable Pro

Tasted many times. Always a pleasure. Great fruit profile, well behaved tannins. Doesn't cost a kings ransom, either.

Tasted many times. Always a pleasure. Great fruit profile, well behaved tannins. Doesn't cost a kings ransom, either.

9.2

Michael Isaacman

Fruit bomb.

Fruit bomb.

8.6

Charlie Tapp

Hot and jammy. Huge. I almost thought they mislabeled a hot Zinfandel. I know it was a hot year, but I was underwhelmed at the price.

Hot and jammy. Huge. I almost thought they mislabeled a hot Zinfandel. I know it was a hot year, but I was underwhelmed at the price.

8.5

Ron R Delectable Pro

Just figured out what the little lock was all about... I can remember this one

Just figured out what the little lock was all about... I can remember this one

9.0

TheSkip

Excellent! Decanted 2 hours. Ruby red opaque in the glass with medium legs. A closed nose that had me slightly concerned. Aromas of leather, underripe blackberry and tart cherry. However, once onto the palate, this was powerful. Lovely balance with the tannins, fruit and acid that I had been missing lately! No harsh edges. Thank you @Ron R for the recommendation!

Excellent! Decanted 2 hours. Ruby red opaque in the glass with medium legs. A closed nose that had me slightly concerned. Aromas of leather, underripe blackberry and tart cherry. However, once onto the palate, this was powerful. Lovely balance with the tannins, fruit and acid that I had been missing lately! No harsh edges. Thank you @Ron R for the recommendation!

9.2

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