Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rockin' Rocca Wine





The winning wine at the last Winey Women meeting was from Rocca Family Vineyards. As you can tell from my lips in recent pictures, I’ve been dabbling more in red wine, thanks to former reader Lindsay, but have been sticking with a Cab. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Rocca I sipped was a Merlot!

The Roccas, Mary and Eric, are a former dentist and (current) physician that decided to open a winery. I can certainly relate to their dream!

I tried the 2008 Merlot. While I’ll tell you it’s “good” and “ doesn't stick to your throat,” the real winemakers on the website will tell you that this Merlot “… is a beautiful example of the elegance and seamlessness that made so many of us fall in love with a great Merlot in the first place. While it certainly reflects the depth and rich, sumptuous fruit of the 2008 vintage, this bottling expresses those characterizes with exceptional balance and refinement.”

Not only do the Roccas have a tasty Merlot, but they've also produced an award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon.

The only negative to the Rocca is the price…$45.00. Save this one for fancy dinners – not weekend pounders ; )

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