Rudius Savory Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The Savory Estate Vineyard Cabernet introduces itself with flavors of black cherry, cassis and ripe bramble that flesh out across your palate. Complex notes of flint and cardamom spice follow and darken the overall profile. The tannin structure here is not shy, hailing as it does from the valley’s preeminent mountain appellation, but this is every bit a classic California Cabernet. Our Estate Cab has the plush mid-palate to support its age-worthy backbone, but will still impress with power in its youth. We are more than happy to lay the Savory Estate Cabernet down for years — as we hope to pop a bottle or two on Kaley Elizabeth’s wedding day — and that is just what this wine needs. Decanting will serve you well if you’d like to share a bottle with friends today, but your best bet is a 3-10 year rest in the cellar. We promise, this wine will be nothing short of dazzling in its golden years.
Jeb DunnuckFrom a Howell Mountain estate vineyard located at 1,700 feet above sea level, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Savory Estate is a textbook example of this mountain terroir and offers terrific blue fruits, tobacco, cedar pencil, and crushed rocks. Possessing remarkable purity of fruit, full-bodied richness, integrated acidity, and ample tannin, this beauty has the purity and balance to drink nicely today yet needs a full 4-5 years of bottle age. It’s going to age for three decades. Hats off to winemaker Jeff Ames!
James SucklingAromas of seaweed, oyster shell and iodine with subtle currants. Full to medium body and firm and chewy tannins, yet this remains reserved and polished. Shows wonderful complexity and length. Don't miss it. From only 1.3 acres. Try in 2020.