Blue Rock Vineyard
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
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A pristine, deep ruby hue is followed by a spicy and absolutely captivating nose. Powerful, young and still primary aromas of black currant, peppercorn and damp earth with just hint of bay leaf and vanilla confirm you have a noble Cabernet in the glass. The palate is both mouthcoating and lithe, with ripe tannins that offer balanced structure and support to the loads of black cherry, blueberry and baking spices. Blue Rock’s signature bright acidity carries the finish all the way through and promises another exciting evolution, whether decanted tonight or in your cellar for years to come.
–Tasting Notes by Blue Rock Vineyard
- Color: deep ruby
- Aromas: black currants, black cherry, roasted pecan, dark brown sugar, mint leaf, pinecone
- Palate: cranberry, blackberry, black olive, cigar, medium acidity, well integrated tannins, long lingering finish that trails off with cherry flavors
–Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels
RegionAlexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging PotentialReady to enjoy right now with a few hours of decanting, but will age well for another 12 to 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.