Winemaker Frederick Ammons has produced an exceptional Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon from this special 40-acre estate vineyard. The 2015 Rudd Oakville Estate Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the ripe, concentrated vintage with grace. Harvest began on August 28th and lasted for 18 days, with the vineyard team making 13 separate picks through the estate vineyards. While historically coming from the lower slopes of the Rudd alluvial fan, there is a larger contribution from the iron red core stone soils in 2015, giving greater structure and direction to the blend. It is everything you would hope for in a great Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Opulent on entry, the 2015 builds richness and volume while keeping a vibrancy on the palate. Focus comes from natural acidity, while the pleasing balance originates from the fruit.