Blueberry, Herbal, Nutmeg, Red Fruit, Vanilla
Beef, Chicken, Duck & Game Bird, Pasta
93 Points/Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast
Top 12 Summer Grilling Wine - Wine Enthusiast
Best of Class - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard - Our 2017 Baby Blue boasts over 55% Blue Rock Estate fruit plus a whopping 47% Cabernet Sauvignon. The medium body and gentle tannins of the vintage easily invited both the additional structure and impressive depth contributed by this noble grape. As always, the remainder of our assemblage celebrates the five primary varietals of Bordeaux plus a bit of Syrah, all from prime neighboring sites to complete this gorgeous cépage.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes - 2017 was cooperative for much of the growing season, but required patience and bravery as we approached harvest, with uncertain weather right up until it was finally the perfect time to pick each block. No rookies here, we relied on our many years of experience and are once again delighted with the results. Baby Blue is always built for pleasure right out of the gate and this beautifully aromatic rendition is no exception. Loads of rich red and black fruits, plus a delightful hint of blueberry, all get the party started. This is followed up by a nice compliment of baking spices, vanilla, a kiss of gentle herbs, and just the right amount of beautiful French oak and earthy goodness to round things out on the finish. Wonderful length and supple tannins make for easy enjoyment of this joyous red.