Bloque Rico 2013 Gold Collection

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.

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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 profile

Vintage
2013
Wine Type
Gold Collection
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.56 g/100ml
pH
3.87
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard Notes

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

Production Notes

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

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Black currant, cherry and plum.

Palate:  Elegant texture with a richly layered finish of black cherry and dark plum

Production

298 Cases