Blue Rock 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon


The 2015 Blue Rock, sustainability produced from the Estate’s oldest vines most dating to 1987, is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec. The Blue Rock estate vineyard is located in Alexander Valley west of Geyserville and adjacent to Silver Oak Winery. It was aged for 22 months in 50% new French Oak and 50% once used barrels. The wine is very aromatic with notes of mint, blueberry and black fruits. Deep flavors of black cherry are balanced with well-endowed but fine grained tannins. There is excellent balance and a persistent finish. It is very approachable and ready for either early consumption or long term cellaring.

The Blue Rock style is one of elegance and restraint rather than heavy and highly extracted. We strive for a wine that has a solid structure and lots of flavor, yet, without the heaviness that one associates with many modern-day California Cabernet.

Tasting Notes: Here is a cellar worthy beauty that happens to be drinking fantastic today. Unlike many Cabs that have tended to get bigger and more alcoholic in order to impress the critics Blue Rock has stayed true to a consistent style that emphasizes elegance, good structure, and plenty of power considering the excellent balance. It is a Bordeaux style of Cabernet that hails from the Alexander valley and transports those lucky enough to have it to the way that California Cabernet wines used to be. It is a bottle made as much for 2020 as it is for today.

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