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2009 Rocca Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Grigsby Vineyard"

Rocca 2009 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rocca Family Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grigsby Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yountville

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 469

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 25, 2013

Wine Review: This deep garnet and slightly opaque Cabernet from Yountville, opens with a black cherry and lead pencil like bouquet with a hint of lavender and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black cherry with hints of oak and black olive. The finish is dry and its dusty oak tannins and minerality linger for a while. The panel suggested that this Cab would pair well with beef bourguignon or roast duck breast. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is classically beautiful Napa Valley Cabernet. The overall impression is one of exceptional fruit purity and uncommon elegance, a perfect demonstration of the balance and grace of the finest wines from this special vintage. On the nose, deep aromas of black cherries, blackberries and ripe raspberries mix with hints of cocoa powder, graphite, spring flowers, and a significant note of minerality. Waves of rich, pure fruit dominate the wine’s approach, and carry through across a charmingly soft, round mid-palate. The smooth, velvety tannins that are Rocca's hallmark provide the substance and structure for a lingering, palate-coating finish of luscious black cherry and spicy oak flavors.

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