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2014 Rockpile Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Sonoma County

Offer Expired:Jun 01, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Rockpile of Ages

Today’s wine is quite the find, Operative! This Yokayo 2014 Rockpile Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon was made by superstar winemaker, David Rosenthal, who has quite the touch. Today’s wine rocks! Quantity is limited, and our pricing makes this wine a no-brainer, so we encourage you to reserve yours soon.

This Cabernet features an intense garnet core spreading out to a very thin lip of magenta at only the outermost edge. A fragrant and varietally-correct nose comes off this beautiful Cabernet, full of strawberry, cherry, leather, currant, violets, sandalwood, lavender and subtle cardamom. The palate is equally gorgeous with extremely rich molasses gingerbread cookie, vanilla, potpourri, walnut, plum and cassis. Rockpile gets very hot during the day and this develops some robust fruit which lends itself very well to Cabernet - This wine is an excellent example with robust tannin providing the lattice for a complexity of fruit and spice flavors to develop. This is a crowd-pleasing wine, so go ahead and finish the job with a nostalgic favorite like mom’s meatloaf.

The legendary Rockpile AVA (American Viticultural Area) is one of the most sought-after AVAs. While Rockpile is one of the newest AVAs in California, receiving status on April 29th, 2002, the area has been referred to as Rockpile since the 1850’s. Located in Northern Sonoma County, at the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley, the Rockpile AVA encompasses nearly 15,000 acres, of which less than 160 are planted to vineyard. This makes Rockpile one of the smallest AVAs in the United States in terms of acreage planted.

Enjoy!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say.

Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Tasting Profile

Look:

Intense garnet core spreading out tot a very thin lip of magenta at only the outermost edge.

Smell:

Strawberry, cherry, leather, currant, violets, sandalwood, lavender and subtle cardamom.

Taste:

Rich molasses gingerbread cookie, vanilla, potpourri, walnut, plum and cassis.

Finish:

An excellent example of Rockpile terroir with robust tannin providing the lattice for a complexity of fruit and spice flavors to develop.

Pairing:

This is a crowd-pleasing wine, so go ahead and finish the job with a nostalgic favorite like mom’s meatloaf.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
David Rosenthal
Alcohol
14.3%
Vintage
2014
Composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
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7% Petit Verdot
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5% Malbec
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3% Cab Franc
Appellation
Rockpile, Sonoma County
Harvest Date
Oct 8, 2014
Brix
25.8
TA
.52g/L
pH
3.57
Cooperage
40% New French
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30% 1 year French
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30% 2 year French

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 01, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price
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