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Blue Rock Vineyards Baby Blue Alexander Valley 2014

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Blue Rock owner/winemaker Kenny Kahn realized the need for an affordable, balanced and food friendly Cabernet based wine that has real personality and soul yet without the heaviness associated with Califiornia Cabernet. The 2014 Baby Blue is an artistic blend of the 5 Bordeaux varietals plus a touch of Syrah. The blend delivers a wine that is delicious and accessible and with velvety tannins, fine aromatics, balance and length. 2014 is likely the finest Baby Blue to date; a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec . The wine spent 12 months in French Oak and has been bottled unfined. Winemaker’s Notes: The 2014, from another great year in Northern California, is full of dark black fruits (blackberry, black cherry) and with a long finish. The 2014 has a bit more depth and grip than previous vintages which I find very positive. Our goal as winemakers is to make a unique wine that has soul, balance, lots of flavor, and yet without the heaviness that one often finds in California Cabernet. The addition of Merlot brings sweetness and silky tannins, the Cabernet Franc adds a complex aromatic while lifting the texture, and Petit Verdot and Syrah round out the palate with warm black fruit. 2014 is the 8th vintage of Baby Blue and it has improved as the vines mature. It is remarkable for the price and it is mostly Estate fruit from a vineyard adjacent to Silver Oak Winery, 100% French Oak, and artisan production. Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.53

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Blue Rock Vineyard:
We will produce only small quantities of luxurious red wines that express their sense of place. Blue Rock, therefore, will always make wine from grapes grown exclusively on the Estate. We believe that small is beautiful. In our experience, the finest, most individually expressive wines come from small places. We believe that place is paramount, "...a memorable wine is as much a map as a taste... Read more
We will produce only small quantities of luxurious red wines that express their sense of place. Blue Rock, therefore, will always make wine from grapes grown exclusively on the Estate. We believe that small is beautiful. In our experience, the finest, most individually expressive wines come from small places. We believe that place is paramount, "...a memorable wine is as much a map as a taste. A place where man and plant and planet meet. A kind of liquid geography..." Blue Rock will always come from the blue rocks, pebbles and boulders that make this hillside property so unique and special. Read less

External Reviews for Blue Rock Vineyards Baby Blue Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/26/2016

Blue Rock owner/winemaker Kenny Kahn realized the need for an affordable, balanced and food friendly Cabernet based wine that has real personality and soul yet without the heaviness associated with Califiornia Cabernet. The 2014 Baby Blue is an artistic blend of the 5 Bordeaux varietals plus a touch of Syrah. The blend delivers a wine that is delicious and accessible and with velvety tannins, fine aromatics, balance and length. 2014 is likely the finest Baby Blue to date; a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec . The wine spent 12 months in French Oak and has been bottled unfined. Winemaker’s Notes: The 2014, from another great year in Northern California, is full of dark black fruits (blackberry, black cherry) and with a long finish. The 2014 has a bit more depth and grip than previous vintages which I find very positive. Our goal as winemakers is to make a unique wine that has soul, balance, lots of flavor, and yet without the heaviness that one often finds in California Cabernet. The addition of Merlot brings sweetness and silky tannins, the Cabernet Franc adds a complex aromatic while lifting the texture, and Petit Verdot and Syrah round out the palate with warm black fruit. 2014 is the 8th vintage of Baby Blue and it has improved as the vines mature. It is remarkable for the price and it is mostly Estate fruit from a vineyard adjacent to Silver Oak Winery, 100% French Oak, and artisan production. Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.53


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/31/2017

Blue Rock owner/winemaker Kenny Kahn realized the need for an affordable, balanced and food friendly Cabernet based wine that has real personality and soul yet without the heaviness associated with Califiornia Cabernet. The 2014 Baby Blue is an artistic blend of the 5 Bordeaux varietals plus a touch of Syrah. The blend delivers a wine that is delicious and accessible and with velvety tannins, fine aromatics, balance and length. 2014 is likely the finest Baby Blue to date; a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec . The wine spent 12 months in French Oak and has been bottled unfined. Winemaker’s Notes: The 2014, from another great year in Northern California, is full of dark black fruits (blackberry, black cherry) and with a long finish. The 2014 has a bit more depth and grip than previous vintages which I find very positive. Our goal as winemakers is to make a unique wine that has soul, balance, lots of flavor, and yet without the heaviness that one often finds in California Cabernet. The addition of Merlot brings sweetness and silky tannins, the Cabernet Franc adds a complex aromatic while lifting the texture, and Petit Verdot and Syrah round out the palate with warm black fruit. 2014 is the 8th vintage of Baby Blue and it has improved as the vines mature. It is remarkable for the price and it is mostly Estate fruit from a vineyard adjacent to Silver Oak Winery, 100% French Oak, and artisan production. Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.53 ** Only 2 in Stock **




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