Blue Rock Vineyard

2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Appearance deep ruby
Aromas black currants, black cherry, roasted pecan, dark brown sugar, mint leaf, pinecone
Palate cranberry, blackberry, black olive, cigar, medium acidity, well integrated tannins, long lingering finish that trails off with cherry flavors
Food Pairing Suggestions
All of the traditional Cabernet pairings will work wonderfully — red meats, reduction sauces, and mushroom dishes — plus herbed tomato, poultry stock and heavier cream sauces. The combination of fruit and acidity here will shine with any and all of these culinary delights.

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Aging Potential
Ready to enjoy now with a few hours of decanting, but will age well for another 12 to 15 years under proper cellar conditions
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

The 2017 vintage showcases our team’s years of experience and talent: Two early heat waves challenged the faint of heart as harvest approached, but through meticulous farming and steel-nerved patience, we saw our vineyards through to a glorious finish. The resulting wine tells a beautiful tale of the vintage, our team and our stunning and unique property.

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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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