Rudd Estate

+17079448577 500 Oakville Crossroad, P.O. Box 105
Oakville, CA 94562
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In 1996, food and wine entrepreneur Leslie Rudd realized his 30-year dream of owning a winery in Napa Valley when he purchased a 55-acre estate in Oakville, an appellation recognized for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Today the red, rocky soils have been replanted and a stone winery with 22,000 square feet of subterranean caves has been built. This picturesque site is flanked by the renowned vineyards of Dalla Valle, Plumpjack, Harlan Estate's Bond, St. Eden Vineyard, Screaming Eagle, and Phelps Backus. Leslie Rudd hails from Wichita, Kansas. In addition to managing Standard Beverage Corporation, his home state's largest wine and spirits wholesaler, Leslie has forged a career in handcrafted luxury items and fine food, most notably as Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, the upscale nationwide purveyor of specialty foods, housewares and California wines. At Rudd Vineyards & Winery, the vintner has focused his love of fine-tuned artisanal tradition to create the first and only venture bearing Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Rudd Oakville Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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    Enjoyed this with a rib-eye, very smooth, opened up nice with a strong black current and slight oak aroma. Balanced tannins, with a great finish. Would recommend for a special occasion RC 94/100 Read More

    Wine review by rustycork


  • Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2005

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    Wine review by cwlovett


  • Rudd Chardonnay Bacigalupi 2006

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  • Rudd Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by cwlovett


  • Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve 2004

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    Wine review by djmabe


  • Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2001

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    Wine review by djmabe


  • Would be interested in hearing from people here about any redwine and fish, crustacean, mollusk, etc. combinations they/you have found to work successfully. Having been initiated at the beginning of my wine tippling into the traditional white-for-fish, red-for-meat school of thought, I've since found that several reds and roses can work just fin... Read More

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  • Tenacity Napa Valley Oakville Red Swra 2005

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    Great nose, big fruit blended well with nice complexity. I'm a fan of Bordeaux blends and this wine delivers. Very tasty overall, especially at the BevMo 1/2 price :)Also, while information about Tenacity is scarce, a little digging turned up that as the wine sales are meant to benefit SWRA (Specialty Wine Retailers Association), their website l... Read More

    Wine review by jnusser


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  • Rudd Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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    One Napa Valley's top Sauvignon Blancs in a classic old world style with a new world sensibility. Lean but pungent, rich but refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Rudd Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2006

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    Wine review by apiscazzi


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