Blue Rock Vineyard

2015 'Best Barrels' Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.

98.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Petit Verdot


Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Aging Potential
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.

Winemaker Notes

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

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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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