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2009 Rocca Family Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "Vespera"

Rocca 2009 Vespera

Winery: Rocca Family Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vespera"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, 12% Petit Verdot & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 641

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 22, 2013

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored red blend from Napa opens with a very inviting black cherry and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and super smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry and black currant blend with nicely integrated soft oak and dark chocolate. I also detected a touch our back pepper. The finish is dry and it moderate tannins are friendly, yet a little sticky. This wine would be very nice to serve with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Vespera is comfort food in a bottle: our most forward, inviting, warm-and-cozy wine of the vintage. It’s the perfect wine to drink around a toasty fireplace on a chilly evening, spending time with family and good friends. It features rich, intense aromas that provide a warm welcome, offering an effusive mix of blackberry, dark cherry, and black currant scents. With time, enticing highlights of dark chocolate and spicy oak also emerge. The flavors here are broad and mouth-filling, packed with dark fruit, yet they show beautiful precision and balance. The wine’s final flourish lies in its remarkably smooth, elegant texture. The tannins are soft and caressing, providing a silky structure that allows delicious pure fruit flavors to sail on and on through the finish. Our 2009 Vespera promises to age beautifully for another 5 to 10 years, but the wine and the vintage make an almost irresistible case for immediate enjoyment.

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