2005 Rudius Grenache


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90.2 27 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Acohen Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 12, 2014 - Very fruit forward, even at 9 years old, with raspberry kir, integrated tannins and nice finish

  • JOEABR wrote: 92 points

    June 3, 2013 - I would have guessed a S. Rhone had I not have known the bottle this wine came from. Tannins are fully resolved and provide a nice texture to the wine. This wine is at its peak but should hold steady for a few (3-5) more years. The only possible negative is the high alcohol level, but does not interfere with the flavor profile. 92

  • tp096255 wrote: flawed

    August 1, 2012 - ---
    COLOR: Deep garnet
    NOTE: Corked in the nose, but the mouth/finish were surprisingly not as offensive. Actually, if I could have the nose of the 2006 with the mouth/finish of the 2005 I might have scored higher than either vintage! Weird. Anyway, this smelled nasty straight out of the bottle and only got worse with time.

    GLASS USED: Bordeaux
    COST: 40
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  • Justin B wrote: 91 points

    May 1, 2011 - Drinking well now... just give it lots of air and enjoy with some patience.

  • MarkC wrote: flawed

    May 1, 2011 - Corked!

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Rudius Wines Grenache Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rudius
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 40 (37%)
  • Consumed 67 (63%)

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