Rock & Vine

The North Coast AVA is the American Viticultural Area in the state of California that encompasses grape-growing regions in six counties located north of San Francisco: Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and portions of Solano and Marin counties This large appellation has over 3,000,000 acres and includes a number of smaller sub-appellations that all share the common ecology of having its weather affected by the cool fog and breezes of the Pacific Ocean.

Each year our team rigorously searches for the best fruit from just three ranches that showcases why the North Coast AVA is the leader in California for growing Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2016

Description

The 2016 Rock & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon shines a deep, vibrant ruby color in the glass. The nose is a lovely, layered blend of blueberry,creme de cassis, and sweet vanilla. The mouth is engaging from the first sip with a charming mix of candied cherry, ripe blueberries,root beer, and milk chocolate. The tannins are long and soft,and the lengthy finish shows sweet, toasty oak lingering in your mouth long after the sip is gone.

Enjoy this ace-in-the-hole Cabernet with your grandma’s four cheese lasagna, or grilled pork sausages served with roasted sweetpotatoes and a Caesar salad.

Technical information

  • Varieties: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot, 1% Malbec
  • ​Alcohol: 13.9%
  • pH: 4.0
  • RS: 3.0 g/L
  • TA: 5.0 g/L

Chardonnay

Vintage: 2016

Description

The 2016 Rock & Vine Chardonnay is a light straw color in the glass, and immediately presents aromas of tangerine and white peach, with a subtle hint of rose hanging just above a light caramel. The mouth is bright and clean, with round, layered flavors of fresh Asian pear, juicy ripe orange, and wild flower honey.

A Chardonnay for those who prefer less oak and more fruit, the Rock & Vine 2016 Chardonnay will shine with a cheese plate with honey-drizzled chevre and a hard-rind nutty sheep’s milk cheese, served with fig paste, candied nuts, and slices of fresh apple.

Technical information

  • Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation: California
  • Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • ​Alcohol: 13.9%
  • TA: 4.6 g/L
  • pH: 3.62
  • RS: 5.5 g/L