Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020

$34.95
13.30% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WE 94
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  • WS 92
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Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020 embodies the essence of the exceptional 2020 vintage from our Mt. Veeder Estate, exuding vibrant citrus and invigorating lemongrass notes that tantalize the senses. Aromas of juicy cantaloupe and crisp nectarine harmonize with a distinct saline, mineral texture derived from our concrete eggs, creating a refreshing acidity unique to our terroir. This white wine’s radiant and intense profile evokes visions of warm summer evenings, whether lounging poolside in Palm Springs or savoring an exquisite seafood tower. Enjoy this wine in the company of great friends, enhanced by a delightful ambiance that complements its character.

Wine Enthusiast bestowed a remarkable 94 points upon the Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020, lauding its exceptional balance and luminous character. Derived from organically cultivated estate fruit, including a touch of Sémillon, this wine impresses with its layered melon, peach, and mineral flavors, enveloped by a dynamic interplay of fresh acidity and an enduring finish. The wine’s substantial presence and elegant demeanor underscore its remarkable quality and stature within the vintage.

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WE 94
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From organically grown estate fruit, including 17% Sémillon, this is a tremendously impressive, balanced and bright white, with substance and style. Light layers of melon, peach and mineral combine around a force field of fresh acidity and memorable length. Virginie Boone.

What does Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020 taste like?


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Earthy Flavors of the wine

minerals, honey, stone

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, butter

green apple, melon, apricot

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

savory, white pepper, jalapeno

brioche, toast

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, lemon zest

cream, oil, lemon curd

Vegetal notes found in the wine

grass, gooseberry, bell pepper

pineapple, mango, papaya

Food Pairing with Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Rudd Crossroads Wines, an embodiment of excellence and tradition, thrive in the heart of Napa Valley's esteemed appellations, exemplifying the rich geological diversity of their vineyards. Since its establishment in 1996 by Leslie Rudd, the estate has upheld a commitment to producing Bordeaux varietals of unparalleled quality, integrating organic and biodynamic farming practices as an integral part of their winemaking philosophy. With over 62 acres meticulously cultivated in the prestigious Oakville and Mt. Veeder appellations, Rudd Crossroads Wines reintroduces the Crossroads label to manifest the unique geological properties of the land, focusing on crafting wines that reflect the essence of the terroir. Samantha Rudd, deeply connected to the estate, leads the winemaking team in the...check our brand Rudd

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2021
  • WS 92
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Winemaker of Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Natalie Bath

Natalie Bath

Native to California and hailing from St. Helena, Natalie Bath's journey to winemaking was a serendipitous return to her roots in the Napa Valley. Originally considering a legal career, she rediscovered her passion for wine while working at Angèle restaurant, prompting her to delve into the world of winemaking. After her formative experiences at Etude, Villa Maria in New Zealand, and Littorai in Sebastopol, Natalie's pivotal role at Rudd Estate, where she began as a cellar hand in 2014 and eventually ascended to Lead Winemaker for Crossroads, solidified her path in the industry. Her dedication to refining vineyard practices, enhancing wine analysis, and steering Rudd Estate's white wine program culminated in her well-deserved appointment as Winemaker in 2021, marking the culmination of... More Products
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History
Mount Veeder’s viticultural roots stretch back to the mid-19th Century. Although many vineyards flourished on this mountainous terrain by the dawn of the 20th Century, Prohibition halted viticultural activities. It wasn't until the 1960s, amidst Napa Valley's wine revival, that Mount Veeder saw resurgence. This unique region earned its American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in 1990, an accolade that... ...Check Region for more information

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