2002 Behrens & Hitchcock Rudy's Cuvée

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2015 (Edit)
CT91.9 22 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 18

  • fitchbuck Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 31, 2019 - I've had this wine 5-6 times over the last dozen years, never disappointed. I was half-expecting this latest bottle, purchased on auction, to show poorly due to the CT drinking window. Remarkably, this was still going strong & has legs to go another few years. Black fruits / wild berries, chocolate & cassis -- bordering on over ripe/sweet. But if you know this all going in: then it's why you're here to begin with, and is standard fare for most B&H!

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 3, 2019 - Decanted for one hour. Similar notes as previous tastings, but this wine still needs a 45-60 minute minimum decant. Deep intense black fruits in the nose and flavor.. Dried plums, black cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and some floral. Well balanced, full bodied, and a long finish. We enjoyed this, but it won't be for everyone.

  • buckeye76 wrote:

    January 26, 2018 - Don't know how to score this bottle. We gave this wine a 93 in 2017. This was so big on opening, it was difficult to drink. Though it did open up after 30-40 minutes, it was mainly dried plums, black cherries and leather in the nose, huge fruit in the flavor, but also a bit of alcohol in the finish. We're going to wait a year or more on our next and last bottle. It will need to be decanted at least 45 minutes, probably longer.

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 24, 2017 - Floral notes. black raspberries, blackberries, currants, chocolate. licorice, and minerals. Well balanced and a long finish. The Cab Franc and Merlot really come out.

  • dedwards wrote: 93 points

    April 10, 2015 - ridiculously rich

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Behrens & Hitchcock
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Rudy's Cuvée
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 106 (35%)
  • Consumed 191 (64%)

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