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Blue Rock Vineyard 2017 Best Barrels Merlot

Blue Rock Vineyard

2017 'Best Barrels' Merlot
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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For Library Club members, Blue Rock Vineyard extends an exclusive invite to schedule a tasting at their beautiful Estate. Experiences start at $45. Cellar Angel's Library Club members will receive an elevated experience featuring Blue Rock's Best Barrel, reserve wines. Or choose a private virtual wine tasting of club wines for you and friends with a Blue Rock Wine Specialist.
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Tasting Notes:

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

  • Grapes
  • Region
    Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    126 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Will age well for another 10+ years under proper cellar conditions
Blue Rock Vineyard Wine Club

Rogelio Alarvado - Associate Winemaker

Kent Humphrey - Consulting Winemaker

About the 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.

Blue Rock Vineyard
About the Vineyard:
All grapes for this wine come from the best blocks at our Blue Rock Estate Vineyard in Alexander Valley.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Aged 22 Months in44% New French Oak
Food Pairing Suggestions:
A particularly versatile vintage at the table, the key here is the pedigree of your ingredients and a skillfully light touch on the sauces. Elegant enough to accompany your favorite herbed chicken, turkey or pork dishes, it will nonetheless stand proudly next to something richer like beef, lamb or game. Plenty of freshness and lift also guarantee a good fit for your favorite red sauce, so feel free break out the Italian menu as well.
About the Winery
Blue Rock Vineyard Dating back to 1880, the 100-acre Blue Rock estate tells the story of how European winemaking came to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Italian immigrants brought with them olive trees, vine cuttings, and knowledge of grape growing. The region’s undulating golden hills and idyllic vistas even look reminiscent of Tuscany itself. Learn more