Rocca Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2007
A gorgeous wine, from the cherry and vanilla nose to the full, voluptuous mouthfeel, to the lingering finish. Cheap at $65.00. I can see how it won "Best of the Best" at a Paris blind tasting for each of two separate vintages.Add winemaker's notes
A gorgeous wine, from the cherry and vanilla nose to the full, voluptuous mouthfeel, to the lingering finish. Cheap at $65.00. I can see how it won "Best of the Best" at a Paris blind tasting for each of two separate vintages.
This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. Rocca Family Vineyard’s darkest, ripest, richest Cabernet offering to date, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon shows balance and delicacy through its polished flavors and elegant style. The 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon received a 90-Point score from Wine Enthusiast magazine and was awarded a Gold Medal from the Orange County Fair Wine Competition. An exciting selection for the Platinum Series, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers very dark blackberry and black raspberry aromas, in addition to the dark chocolate and clove spice aromas which abound from this Yountville vineyard. On the palate the wine is rich, warm, and full-bodied, with a soft texture from start to finish. Mixing with the velvety texture are sweet blackberry and dark fruit syrup flavors that leave a lingering impression of sweet summer fruits. Take pleasure in the finesse of this Cabernet with lamb chops, barbequed pork, and favorite grilled steak recipes. Aged in oak 19 months. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot. Enjoy now until 2013.
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The Rocca 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon epitomizes Napa Valley Cabernet at its best. Intense aromas of dark cherries and blackberries combine with more subtle notes of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, sweet anise and a touch of pipe tobacco, to create an aroma profile that is fruit-driven but multi-faceted. This lush wine is full bodied and round, with a lovely satiny texture that surrounds the fruit character. The long expressive finish lingers with the impression of sweet ripe summer fruits dusted with coco.
Partners Eric Grigsby and Mary Rocca, coming from successful medical and dental practices, purchased 21 acres in the Southeastern corner of Yountville at the border of Stags Leap District in 1999. Their Crossroads vineyard, located on the corner of Yountville Cross Road and Silverado Trail, is planted mainly to Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with 1 acre of Merlot, and ¼ acre of Petite Syrah. In 2000 they purchased the Hearthstone Vineyard, a 9 acre parcel in the cooler Coombsville area, and planted it primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, with an acre each of Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Winemaker Celia Welch Masyczek takes a natural approach in the vineyard. She says, “I constantly walk through the vineyards near harvest, tasting for flavor development and tannin maturity. I rarely bring my refractometer into the vineyard anymore.” Hazy, fairly opaque ruby, and unctuous in the glass, this varietally expressive wine has aromas of dark cherry, earth, dark bitter chocolate, amaro, cedar, vanilla, and toast. Rich and round on the palate, the wine has concentrated flavors of dark berry, cassis, and smoke. Other than low natural acidity, it is fairly well-balanced, and has a cedary finish with dark chocolate notes.
Our darkest, ripest, richest Cabernet offering to date, the Rocca 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers very dark blackberry and black raspberry aromas intermingled with dark chocolate and spicy clove which abound from this Yountville vineyard. On the palate the wine is rich, warm, and full-bodied, with a soft texture from start to finish. Mixing with the velvety texture are ripe blackberry, plum and dark cherry flavors with hints of smoke and baking spices that combine to leave a lingering impression of rich summer fruits.