VON Strasser & Rudy Wines

VON Strasser Winery
VON Strasser Winery specializes in unique and single-vineyard wines, all grown within Napa Valleys tiny Diamond Mountain District appellation. Each wine reflects both the unique characteristics of its site (terroir), and Rudys unique vision and winemaking philosophy. In the winery, Rudy blends both tradition and innovation together. Old world techniques such as extended maceration, French oak aging, and aerative racking are used in combination with modern equipment such as temperature controlled fermenters, state-of-the-art hand sorting systems and gentle handling equipment. However the most important tool in the winemaking process remains Rudys palette: every decision is ultimately based on Rudys vision of helping each vineyard attain it potential of producing world-class wine. In the vineyard, Rudy uses what he calls sustainable farming techniques. These include planting special cover crops to naturally increase the soil fertility and decrease erosion, and special trellising and irrigation techniques to reduce the potential for disease. Through these management decisions, the need for chemicals in the vineyard has almost been eliminated.

In 2007, Rudy installed an array of photovoltaic panels in the vineyard to supply the propertys electricity needs and further reduce its environmental footprint on the planet.

“Winery of the Year” – Eight Years in a Row
– Wine and Spirits Magazine

“Prince of Cabernet”
– The Wine News

“Wine of the Year” – 2006
– Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine

2016

Rudy Knights Valley Chardonnay

Von Strasser Chardonnay

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A refreshing take on classic California Chardonnay. Coming exclusively from the Bella Vista Vineyard, this Chardonnay offers is a beautiful expression of what Knights Valley Chardonnay has to offer. Bright green apple with notes of Iris and Lavender on the nose. White peach and honey give way to balanced acidity and a crisp dry finish

Varietal Make-up:
100% Chardonnay

Appellation:
100% Knights Valley

ABV:
14.1%

Production:
400 cases

2017

Rudy Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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The Rudy Sauvignon Blanc is a classic expression of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Grown in the hot Northeastern part of the valley.

Varietal Make-up
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation
100% Napa Valley

ABV
14%

2014

Rudy Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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The 2014 Rudy Pinot Noir is sourced from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA located in Santa Barbara County. The Pinot Noir goes through two sorts. First, a whole cluster and M.O.G. (materials other than grapes) sort where leaves and bad clusters are removed. The berries are then destemmed and dropped on to a shaker table. The grapes are sorted and poor quality berries are removed and raisins drop through the grated table top. Fermentation last for around 20 days at which point the pinot is then pressed and barreled for 12 months in French oak. The wine is split between 70% neutral and 30% new oak. This delightful Pinot Noir has a bouquet of fresh blackberries and blueberries. Fine tannins compliment an excellent acidity and rich red fruits.

Varietal Make-up
100% Pinot Noir

Appellation
100% Sta. Rita Hills

Cooperage
100% French Oak

ABV
14.2%

Production
795 cases

2016

Rudy North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

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For our 2016 vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from choice North Coast Vineyards.

50% Lake County Vineyards
30% Suisun County, 20% Napa County

Fresh cranberries, rich cocoa, tart bing cherries, rich/full palate, smooth tannins
Appellation
100% North Coast

Cooperage
100% French Oak

ABV
14.5%

2016

Rudy Zinfandel North Coast

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This is a very classic Zinfandel. With a nose of raspberries and coffee, this Zinfandel is rather inviting.

Cocoa, espresso and ripe raspberries. Undertones of earth and leather

Appellation:
100% North Coast

Cooperage
100% French Oak

ABV
14.1%

2014

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauv. - Diamond Mountain District

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Our “DMD” is an elegant expression of Diamond Mountain District. This blend of our five single vineyards all within this AVA offers a softer, approachable style highlighted by its fruit forward nature.

Dark fruits, leather, coffee, pomegranate and supple tannins

Varietal Make-up
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2%Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot,7% Merlot

Appellation
100% Diamond Mountain District

Cooperage
100% French Oak
30% New Barrels

ABV
14.2%

2013

Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Diamond Mountain District

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Only the darkest, most extracted lots from our Estate vineyards are used in making this wine. The oldest block was planted in 1970 to budwood from Martha’s Vineyard. The second block, 4 acres in size, was planted in 1983. Then in 1991 the von Strasser’s planted Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.

Varietal Make-up
80% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Petit Verdot
5% Malbec
5% Merlot

Appellation
100% Diamond Mountain District

Cooperage
100% French Oak
50% New Barrels

ABV
14.2%

Production
582 cases

2015

Reserve Red Wine - Diamond Mountain District

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This Reserve bottling is made only in outstanding vintages, and represents the pinnacle of our enological and viticultural skills. It is a tiny blend made from the best lots of the vintage.

This wine is a unique blend of our finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec blocks. Lush aromas of big red fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla and supple spices entice the taste-buds. Dense flavors of dark berries and cocoa nib lead into an elegant, impeccably balanced finish of caramel, pie spice, pepper, and sweet Cuban tobacco.

Varietal Make-up
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Petit Verdot
10% Malbec
10% Merlot

Appellation
100% Diamond Mountain District

Cooperage
100% French Oak
100% New Barrels

ABV
14.2%

2013

Sori Bricco Vineyard Red Wine - Diamond Mountain District

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Sori Bricco is a beautifully constructed wine from our highest elevation vineyard, the title of which means “Sunny Hillside”.

Our highest elevation vineyard, this complex wine opens with black pepper, eucalyptus
and black currant intertwined with earthy notes of mushroom and cedar.
The palate shows a touch of cocoa, espresso and brown sugar complete with a lingering finish of cinnamon. Complete with vibrant tannins, this beauty will lay down for up to 20 years.

Varietal Make-up
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Petit Verdot
24% Malbec
26% Merlot

Appellation
100% Diamond Mountain District

Cooperage
100% French Oak
50% New Barrels

ABV
14.2%

Production
305 cases

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