Blue Rock Vineyard
Region: Sonoma Coast, CA
Special Wine Club Selection!
Our 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay begins with a medium straw to extremely pale yellow tint, which speaks of a seriousness all by itself. One sniff and you recognize that this is indeed a wine of pedigree with notes of baked apple, chalk, brioche, limestone and a whisper of salinity true to its coastal designation. An interplay of yellow apple, lemon-lime and subtle apricot flavors are supported by light custard, nutmeg and pie crust notes, all wrapped in a wine of quiet power, poise and superb tension. This is the real deal and will convert many who have either forgotten or not yet discovered why Chardonnay has long reined as the king of white wines. A real treat.
–Tasting Notes by Blue Rock Vineyard
- Color: pale gold
- Aromas: poached pear, lemon custard, spice, honey, minerality
- Palate: pineapple, orange peel, allspice, integrated acidity, lingering finish
– Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels
RegionSonoma Coast, CA
Aging PotentialIn its prime now, but will age well for another 6-8 year 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.