2013 Rocca Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Grigsby Vineyard"
Winery: Rocca Family Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grigsby Vineyard"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 970
KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: January 31, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Yountville is very very good and gets even better with some aeration. It opens with a fragrant blackberry and black licorice bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a rich and extracted blackberry jam with notes of minerality, black licorice and oak. I also detected hints of cherry-cola and dark chocolate in the background. On day two some nice blueberry shows up. The finish is dry and its fruit and moderate tannins stick around for a while. On day one this is a big boy Cab right out of the bottle, but on day two it shows its full potential. In summary, this Cab will age nicely and should be decanted for at least an hour before serving it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our 2013 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is he deepest, richest, most complete and balanced version of this wine we've ever produced. It shows gorgeous weight and density, supported by the exquisitely resolved tannins of the extraordinary 2013 vintage. The overall theme here is one of perfectly ripe dark red fruit, especially sweet black cherries, beautifully complemented by sophisticated spice and floral elements as well as prominent notes of vineyard dust and rock quarry dust. The quality of the vintage is particularly evident on the mid-palate, where tremendous richness perfectly matches the luscious black cherry flavors, and on a highly polished, silky smooth finish that seems to last forever. This is one that we'll be enjoying for a long, long time to come.
Organic status: organic
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