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2018 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockpile Ridge Vineyard"

Rockpile 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rockpile

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 707

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: January 20, 2022

Wine Review: This deep dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a black currant and blackberry jam bouquet with hints of black cherry, vanilla, & blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with nicely integrated acidity. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and very well-balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and cocoa blend with notes fine chalky minerality and black plum. I also detected hints of oak, birch beer, and black cherry. The finish is dry, and its well-managed dusty tannins linger and last for quite some time. This elegant Cab would pair well with filet mignon drizzled with a red wine, garlic and mustard sauce, sherry button mushrooms and mashed potatoes with crisp French beans. Enjoy – Ken, Karen & Stuart

Winemaker Notes: Dense and concentrated aromas of ripe black fruits, espresso and sweet vanilla anchor dominate, with additional notes of dried underbrush and leather. The focused, supple entry strikes a balance between fresh blue-black fruits and savory minerality. Powerful yet poised, its density lends itself to a long and lasting finish. Please enjoy this incredible wine over the next 8+ years.

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