Hints of spice and dark minerals. Rich and smooth, with finely textured and rounded tannins that coat the mouth and linger long into the finish. Balanced acidity, spice and minerality offer a superb tactile feel. Delicious and bold in its simplicity of dark fruit including black current, blackberry, and black cherry along with other dried dark fruit that are layered over notes of mocha and the cigar box cedar and tobacco found on the nose. Subtle notes of forest and savory spice linger on the palate along with hints of wild berries. Long and lingering with softly fading black fruit that disappear and leaves finely textured tannins and minerality behind.
The 2006 VinRoc Wine Caves Cabernet Sauvignon is generous and expansive in its classic dark and black fruit with a fantastic structure and mouth feel. Drink now, but decant to allow this wine to open up.
About The Winery:
High on the east slope of Napa Valley nestled below the majestic Atlas Peak,
they carved our wine cave & petit vineyard, braving the steep & rocky terrain.
Blessed with sunny days & cool nights, nurtured by hands on labor & love;
prevails an intense Cabernet Sauvignon. Born is the elegant & opulent VINROC.
VINROC derives its name from their rock strewn mountain vineyard, where the elevation provides the perfect climate; and their rock hewn wine cave, where the consistent temperature & humidity is ideal for storing and aging our wine.
-Located on the eastern slope of Napa Valley at an elevation of 1600 feet, our vineyards are above the fog line and experience sunny days and cool nights.
-Our vines struggle through the volcanic rock & red soil,
producing low yields of highly complex & intense fruit.
-They only pick one ton at a time, and harvest only those clusters
which are at the peak of ripeness.
-The grapes are carried into their adjacent wine cave in small picking boxes, rather then dumped into large harvest bins, and are immediately hand sorted and de-stemmed.
-Their winery is completely self-contained within their cave which was specially designed with custom European equipment for a low volume, high quality boutique operation.
-Each ton harvested is separately fermented and barreled for two years in French Oak, which allows them to track individual batches from the vineyard and throughout the winemaking process until blended.