White Rock Claret 2014

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World Wine – Big Claret this time. Smells of toasted pecans, raisin, red and black fruit, and some spice. It’s full bodied, ripe and fleshy, with smooth and plush tannin, balanced acidity, and good length, but comes over as a wine that lost some of its energy when it got too ripe, and also has some slightly oxidative characters too. Aside that, kind of robust and satisfying.

About This Wine

The Claret is a great example of what Napa is capable of when paired with a house style that emphasizes balance and poise. Unmistakably California with deep rich notes of blueberry and black plum, very supple on the palate, the wine is lushly fruited and opulent. It continues on with deep notes of violets and coco powder, cassis as well. What really sets this wine apart however if the effortless balance it strikes. Supple tannins glide from front to finish; the wine is lifted by acidity that is bright but not harsh, just lending aliveness to the wine.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Brand White Rock
Vintage 2014

Wines from Napa Valley

One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism. The Napa Valley started to bring worldwide recognition to California’s winemaking abilities after finding success in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. Both a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were submitted which bested several famous French labels in a blind tasting. These results cemented Napa’s reputation for being able to produce wines equal to that in quality of the very best from the Old World.

In red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley today, covering half the land and commanding the highest prices per ton. Straight Napa Cabernet is one of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, a marvellous addition to any wine collection or cellar. With such high-quality Cabernet production, many winemakers also focus on creating fine Bordeaux blends. Other notable red wine varietals produced in the Napa include: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.

The most prominent whites from the Napa are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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