2008 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.2 130 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 100

  • galewskj wrote: 89 points

    September 19, 2021 - I bought this upon release from the winery and it was the last vintage I purchased from the winery. This is clearly a modern napa wine. I can appreciate the gobs of red fruit and flowers, but there's some noticeable alcohol on the finish. I would not hold this further.

  • JWG wrote: 92 points

    January 5, 2021 - This bottle was a great deal better than the one 2.5 years ago. Delicious. It has evolved in a great way. Rich nose of very dark fruit and tobacco. The palate is viscous, intensely dark flavor with mushrooms,

  • jfkwines wrote: 91 points

    December 11, 2020 - Very silk like and well integrated. Opened and aired for 1.5 hours, could have waited longer but it drank well. My notes from June match this bottle and the previous taster in April. White flowers is not something I have ever used as a descriptor but I like it and it works for this wine. Soft tannins and slight bright fruit fades to a full mouth feel. Drink window can be longer but this is in a good spot and I would drink this winter, perhaps with a Prime rib roast?

  • jfkwines wrote: 91 points

    June 8, 2020 - Opened and aired for 2 hours. Very tight on opening, the 2 hours in the bottle airing out helped. Very integrated, slight to no tannin, deep fruit with a full mouthfeel. Drink or hold for a couple of years

  • galewskj wrote: 92 points

    April 12, 2020 - Pop and pour, let it sit in glass for about 30 minutes. The fruit is silky, very fine tannins, and there is a lot of white flowers and violets. The floral component and rich fruit makes this a standout wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Rudius Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rudius
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (2%)
  • In Cellars 496 (35%)
  • Consumed 881 (63%)

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