Blue Rock Vineyard
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Special Wine Club Selection!
A pure and light-to medium-ruby robe, full without being opaque, introduces this gracious Merlot. In perfect sync with its pristine color, the nose radiates notes of violets, warm blueberry, dusty mocha and hints of vanilla. A sip reveals flavors of bright plums, a blend of blue and blackberries and a gentle sprinkling of cocoa. Offering intensity without heaviness, present but relaxed tannins support a medium to full body carried through the long finish by just the right beam of acidity. A Merlot of distinction, it will reveal ever more of its bounty with another year or two in the cellar.
–Tasting Notes by Blue Rock Vineyard
- Color: medium ruby
- Aromas: black fruit, blueberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, black tea, leather, peat moss, rose petal, bacon fat
- Palate: plum, blackberry pie, graphite, medium+ acidity and tannins give it structure and age-worthiness
–Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels
RegionAlexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging PotentialWill age well for another 10+ 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.