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.
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.
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 9th, 2014
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 22 months in French oak barrels (50% new).
Bottling Date: August 15, 2015
Production: 196 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Black currant, cherry and plum.
Palate: Elegant texture with a richly layered finish of black cherry and dark plum
Wine Type: Gold Collection
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.61 g/100ml
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