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Blue Rock Vineyard

2018 'Baby Blue' Red
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Tasting Notes:
Appearance medium purple
Aromas blackberries, black cherry, vanilla paste, leather, pepper, bay leaf, eucalyptus
Palate blueberry, cassis, tree bark, high acidity, sturdy tannins
Food Pairing Suggestions
You can pair this Baby Blue with just about any meal designed for a hardy red. Grilled beef, lamb or pork are no-brainers, but duck or chicken will do just as well. Hard cheeses, nuts and dried fruits will also go nicely if you are just snacking and sipping. Be adventurous with this one because it’s very hard to go wrong.
Composition

41% Cabernet Sauvignon
32% Merlot
14% Syrah
8% Petit Verdot
3% Malbec
2% Cabernet Franc

Region

Sonoma County, CA


Production
8302 cases
Alcohol
14.30%
Aging Potential
Will age well for another 5-8 years in the cellar
Vineyard
Blue Rock Vineyard
About The Vineyard

The 2018 Baby Blue Bordeaux blend marks a transition to primarily estate fruit for this cuvée. The vintage was simply stunning, especially at Blue Rock. While friendly and accessible young, this Baby Blue is no baby at all, but a very grown up red wine indeed. Celebrating the five primary varietals of Bordeaux, plus a bit of Syrah, this beautiful bottle offers an excellent introduction to our estate story with impressive poise and style.


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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