VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
A well-known Napa Valley winery producing artisinal wines from its Oakville Estate Bordeaux varieties. A Chardonnay is produced from the original Paris Tasting Block of Chardonnay at Bacigalupi Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.
Food and wine entrepreneur Leslie Rudd purchased the 55-acre Oakville estate in 1996. The first Rudd Oakville Estate Red vintage was bottled in 2000, The head winemaker since 2007 is Patrick Sullivan who previously had stints at Peter Michael, Paul Hobbs, and Lewis Cellars. He has a degree in biochemistry from University of California at Berkeley and a MS degree in enology from California University at Fresno.
The wines are sold through a mailing list with limited retail distribution.
Articles About Rudd Winery
2008 Rudd Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay
14.6% alc., $75. This Oakville Estate winery is the only winery to produce a wine from the original 65-year-old Paris Tasting Block at Bacigalupi Vineyard. It is the only Rudd wine made from purchased fruit. This release is the ninth vintage. Each year the fruit production of this vineyard decreases due to the age of the vines. Barrel-fermented with 100% MLF. · Light straw color with mild haze (unfiltered). Invigorating aromas of lemon curd, baked pear, oak, and a hint of butter and grapefruit. Delicious flavors of white peach, pear, and complimentary toasty oak with an undertone of minerality and a riff of lemon on the lengthy finish. The creamy texture adds appeal. A spectacular offering made from vines of great historical significance that will please any Chardonnay connoisseur. Reviewed March 21, 2012 ARTICLE »
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