Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Bloque Rico
Bloque Rico is a small, steeply terraced block at the very top of our vineyard. The renowned Jackson Clone of Cabernet Sauvignon planted here works in concert with Bloque Rico's unique soil and climate conditions to create an exceptional wine.
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Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 26.0
Aged for 22 months in tight-grained French oak barrels from the finest coopers (50% new).
The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract deep color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
This dark ruby Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black currant, cherry and plum and a palate that has an elegant texture with richly layered finish of black cherry and dark plum
This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown in the "Bloque Rico" block at the very top of our benchland estate. The historic "Jackson" clone planted here produces tiny berries with intense flavors. The light, red soil and unique climate combine to bring the flavors of this Cabernet Sauvignon to a wonderful focus.
Food Pairing Notes
The Bloque Rico is a classic Cabernet filled with dark fruit and cocoa. Pairs well with dishes that match those notes such as cocoa rubbed ribs with a savory black cherry sauce accompanied by char grilled vegetables to evoke an earthy flavor.