Beautiful, vivid fruit, earth and mineral aromas, with rich, deeply flavored, succulent pear, fig, mineral, hazelnut and creamy flavors. The texture is smooth and supple, and the finish goes on and on. Drink now through 2007. 1,041 cases made. —James Laube
A beauty. Great clarity and expression of grape and terroir. Fresh, elegant and silky in texture, with a well-integrated structure supporting the peach and slate flavors. Lovely harmony and length. Drink now through 2012. 475 cases made. Highly Re —Bruce Sanderson
Manfred Prüm does it again with this beautiful auslese. Aromatic and sumptuous, with everything in the right places, the dense peach, apricot and slate notes tightly wound around the firm structure. A major success in 2000. Best from 2004 through 2015. 5 —Bruce Sanderson
David Ramey makes the wines for Rudd, and his deft touch with Chardonnay is on display here. Sleek, yet deceptively rich and complex. Deeply concentrated and full of ripe fig, pear, citrus, light toasty oak and hazelnut flavors. Sharply focused and long o —James Laube
The ripe '97 Piedmont wines continue to trickle into the marketplace. This late release from Abbona is a big and rich wine to enjoy in the future. Love the crushed blueberry, floral and spice aromas to this young Barolo. Full-bodied and very concentrated, —James Suckling
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