White Rock Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Claret 2007
Dark, firm and concentrated, with rich, plush currant, chocolate, blackberry and herbal-cedary flavors supported by tightly wound tannins that coat the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2006 through 2012.Add winemaker's notes
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
At first opening, quite tannic, nose had hints of lavender and did not seem like a claret - more like a true Napa cab. After 30 minutes of airing, the wine balanced out, became more like a french claret and the finish was long and stately. Overall an enjoyable experience and could age for at least 5 more years
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Dark, firm and concentrated, with rich, plush currant, chocolate, blackberry and herbal-cedary flavors supported by tightly wound tannins that coat the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2006 through 2012.
White Rock's offerings always possess a distinctive Bordeaux-like personality, which is not surprising in view of the fact that they are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Fashioned from an organically run vineyard (no pesticides or herbicides), it boasts a deep saturated ruby/purple color as well as a nose of graphite, black currants, damp earth, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with well-integrated tannin and subtle background oak, it possesses wonderful sweetness, elegance, and restraint, which are not easy to achieve in California. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
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