94 points, The Wine Advocate
Appearance deep purple
Aromas plum, cassis, nougat, nutmeg, cedar, forest floor
Palate complex flavors of blackberry pie, notable minerality from the serpentine rock that is Blue Rock's namesake, Earl Grey tea, decant it for an hour to experience this wine at its full potential
Food Pairing Suggestions
Cabernet is recognized around the globe for its power, intensity and structure, making it the ideal wine for filet mignon or other hearty cuts of beef or wild game. Rich and flavorful cheeses are another natural match. Yet when made with the deft touch so apparent in our 2015 Best Barrels, Cabernet can easily accompany a much broader selection at the table. Roasted duck, chicken, beets, mushrooms, braised cabbage and brisket, the list goes on and on.
Will age gracefully for another 15 years under proper cellar conditions
Blue Rock Vineyard
About The Vineyard
This wine is comprised of 100% Blue Rock Estate grapes, Blocks 10, 11 and 5.
2015 featured a long and cool growing season that produced small berries and modest yields. These conditions favored our approach at Blue Rock where we strive for intensity without excess weight, inspired by the best wines of Bordeaux. The vintage also offered a tremendous example of what we can achieve through tireless efforts over many months in the cellar, multiple blending trials and the ultimate selection of only the very best barrels for our flagship bottling.
100% Fermented in Closed-Top Stainless Steel Tanks
Aged 23 months in 66% New French Oak Barrels