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Blue Rock Vineyard

2017 'Best Barrels' Merlot
Availablity

6 in stock

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Availablity

6 in stock

Appearance medium ruby
Aromas black fruit, blueberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, black tea, leather, peat moss, rose petal, bacon fat
Palate plum, blackberry pie, graphite, medium+ acidity and tannins give it structure and age-worthiness
Food Pairing Suggestions
A particularly versatile vintage at the table, the key here is the pedigree of your ingredients and a skillfully light touch on the sauces. Elegant enough to accompany your favorite herbed chicken, turkey or pork dishes, it will nonetheless stand proudly next to something richer like beef, lamb or game. Plenty of freshness and lift also guarantee a good fit for your favorite red sauce, so feel free break out the Italian menu as well.
Region

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA


Production
126 cases
Alcohol
14.4%
Aging Potential
Will age well for another 10+ years under proper cellar conditions
Vineyard
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 in44% New French Oak


Winemaker

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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