Rudd 2017 Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon
The second release of this wine, the 2017 Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon from Rudd Oakville Estate is driven by ripe black and red fruits, and a dense tannin profile. Aromatically decadent with red currants, violets, and black licorice, this vintage continues to show off what a great vineyard site can bring in a trying vintage. For a youthful Cabernet Sauvignon, the structured tannin profile is well integrated and balanced by the purity of the brambleberry and plum on the palate. The wine’s intensity and strength grow as the wine develops in the glass, always bringing the taster back to the red, rocky soil where the vines grow. Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon is intended to be appreciated upon release, but will continue to impress over the next few years.
91 points Vinous
91 points Wine Spectator
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate