Wine Advocate
Rudd, 2016 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard

94+
"Composed of 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris and 7% Sémillon fermented 17% in new oak, 48% in neutral oak and 35% in concrete, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder has quite an earthy/mineral nose to begin, featuring notes of wet pebbles, chalk dust and damp moss over a core of ripe peaches, lemon curd and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate has great vivacity and depth, sporting a beautifully chewy phenolic texture and rasping backbone of acidity to support the intense citrus and herbal flavors, finishing on a lingering chalky note. Still very youthful, forget it for a year or two and drink it over the next 10-12 years+."
–Dec-17
Jeb Dunnuck
Rudd, 2016 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard

93+
"The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is cut from the same cloth as the 2015 with its vibrant, racy, mineral-driven style. Green citrus, grapefruit, crushed rock, hints of matchstick and orange blossom all emerge from this gorgeous white that has solid concentration, bright acidity and a great finish."
–Dec-17
Vinous
Rudd, 2016 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard

93
"Rudd's 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Mt. Veeder) is a very beautiful wine that shows the phenolic intensity and texture of Mt. Veeder in its structural feel. Lemon peel, white flowers and mint give the wine brightness. The 2016 really does not have the vegetal or pungent notes that are so typical of Sauvignon Blanc. Rudd's Sauvignon Blanc is much more Bordeaux-inspired than most Napa Valley Sauvignons. I would give the 2016 another year or two to develop a bit more aromatic complexity. This is a strong effort from Rudd and winemaker Frederick Ammons."
–Jan-18
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WINE
2016 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard
Rudd

VINEYARD 100% Estate grown from the Mt.Veeder Vineyard.

SOIL Complex diversity of rhyolitic tuff, breccia and andesitic cobbles

VINIFICATION AND AGING The wine is aged in a variety of vessels, of which concrete, neutral oak, french oak, and stainless steel.

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