Blue Rock Vineyard

2018 Best Barrels Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

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Appearance medium ruby
Aromas black fruit, blueberry, vanilla, cocoa bean, tobacco leaf, leather, peat moss, rose petal
Palate plum, blackberry pie, graphite, balanced acidity, well integrated tannins
Food Pairing Suggestions
herbed chicken, turkey, pork dishes, beef, lamb, game, Italian food with red sauces

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA

126 cases
Aging Potential
Enjoy now through 2028 - be sure to save a few bottles for Thanksgiving 2022
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.

Winemaker Notes

Aged 22 Months in 44% New French Oak

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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.

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.
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