Blue Rock Vineyard
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
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A rich and satisfying deep red/blue hue without being inky black, the aromas of this Cabernet instantly tell a story of pedigree and charm. 2015 benefited from careful barrel selection so as to complement the refined style of the vintage while providing all the lovely structure and layering offered by the best French oak. An alluring mix of both red and black fruits are embraced in layers of cacao, tobacco leaf, hints of leather, warm spices and vanilla, all carried by a silky mouthfeel, wonderfully ripe and fine tannins and a finish that goes on forever.
–Tasting Notes by Blue Rock Vineyard
- Color: deep purple
- Aromas: plum, cassis, nougat, nutmeg, cedar, forest floor
- Palate: complex flavors of blackberry pie, notable minerality from the serpentine rock that is Blue Rock's namesake, Earl Grey tea, decant it for an hour to experience this wine at its full potential
–Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels
RegionAlexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging PotentialWill age gracefully for another 15 years under proper cellar conditions
Rogelio Alarvado - Associate Winemaker
Kent Humphrey - Consulting Winemaker
The estate winemaking traditions of Blue Rock are perhaps best summed up with the French term, terroir, which acknowledges the environmental factors that make the vineyard site unique including soil, weather, appellation, and to that effect, the human element as well.
Running an estate vineyard offers more control over the winemaking process, which yields handcrafted wines of distinction and soul that also give a sense of place. The name Blue Rock originates from the local soil studded with blue pebbles, rocks, and boulders of serpentine. The serpentine rock defines the unique flavor profile of the vineyard as it naturally yields a smaller quantity of grapes.
2015 featured a long and cool growing season that produced small berries and modest yields. These conditions favored our approach at Blue Rock where we strive for intensity without excess weight, inspired by the best wines of Bordeaux. The vintage also offered a tremendous example of what we can achieve through tireless efforts over many months in the cellar, multiple blending trials and the ultimate selection of only the very best barrels for our flagship bottling.
100% Fermented in Closed-Top Stainless Steel Tanks
Aged 23 months in 66% New French Oak Barrels