Bloque Rico 2013 Gold Collection
Bloque Rico is a small block of steeply terraced Cabernet Sauvignon vines at the very top of our vineyard. The unique soil and climate conditions at Bloque Rico work in concert with these vines to create an exceptional wine.
About this wine
Gold Medal | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
The Bloque Rico is a classic Cabernet filled with dark fruit, blackberries, and cocoa. Pairs well with dishes that match those notes such as cocoa rubbed ribs with a savory blackberry sauce accompanied by char grilled vegetables to evoke an earthy flavor.
- Wine Type
- Gold Collection
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Estate - Dry Creek Valley
- 0.56 g/100ml
This Gold Collection “BLOQUE RICO” 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.
Harvest: October 10th, 2013
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: Aged for 19 months in French oak barrels (50% new).
Bottling Date: May 28, 2015
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Black currant, cherry and plum.
Palate: Elegant texture with a richly layered finish of black cherry and dark plum