2019 was an outstanding vintage for Rudd Estate. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is named after Leslie and Susie Rudd’s daughter, Samantha. Samantha has taken the helm at their 48-acre estate vineyard in the heart of eastern Oakville with the intent to carry on the legacy that her parents built. The 2019 “transitions seamlessly from the beginning to the end of the palate. Layers of dark cherries and plums bring a pop of sweetness and freshness on the entry, followed by a crescendo of dried tobacco, sweet nutmeg, and wet earth. The profound density of the wine encapsulates the true expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Eastern Oakville terroir. Texturally intriguing with fine tannins and unrestrained silkiness, the finish on this continues long after the wine is gone from your glass.” Organically farmed by their own vineyard team, winemaker Natalie Bath now oversees production.