Our 2010 Grigsby Vineyard Merlot is, as always, our most distinctly refined and elegant bottling of the year. In a clear reflection of the intensity and power that characterize this unique growing season, this is the biggest Merlot we've made to date.
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Our 2010 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully classic expression of ripe Napa Valley Cabernet. This is certainly a big wine, and built to last. The overall impression, though, is one of exquisite proportion and balance. For a wine with this much power and concentration, it remains remarkably light on its feet.
Our 2009 Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the 4th vintage we've bottled from this site, and it's the most complete illustration yet of the intrinsic characteristics of this very special vineyard: Deep, dense color, aromas and flavors with a pronounced emphasis on ripe black fruits; finely sculpted, sophisticated tannins and an inherent personality of subtle, stylish elegance and refinement.
Our 2008 Grigsby Vineyard Merlot is a beautiful example of the elegance and
seamlessness that made so many of us fall in love with great Merlot in the first place. While it certainly reflects the depth and rich, sumptuous fruit of the 2008 vintage, this bottling expresses those characteristics with exceptional balance and refinement.
100% Cabernet grapes from a single, organically farmed vineyard, combined with our winemaker's classic non-interventionist style, creates the purest expression possible of "Napa Valley Terroir."
Tesorina: (Italian) Little Treasure.
Our Tesorina is the culmination of over a decade of farming fine winegrapes in the Napa Valley. Made from a barrel selection of the finest lots from our Rocca Family estate vineyards, this wine is our family’s gift to yours, and one that we hope you will treasure for many years to come.
Our 2009 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classically beautiful Napa Valley Cabernet. The overall impression is one of exceptional fruit purity and uncommon elegance, a perfect demonstration of the balance and grace of the finest wines from this special vintage.
Tesorina: (Italian) Little Treasure
Our Tesorina is the culmination of over a decade of farming fine wine grapes in the Napa Valley. Made from a barrel selection of the finest lots of 100% Cabernet from our Rocca Family estate vineyards, this wine is our family's gift to your, and one that we hope you'll treasure for many years to come.
Our 2007 Grigsby Vineyard Syrah is a perfect example of the exceptional concentration, balance, and seamlessness of this special growing season. The wine opens with complex, elegant aromas that range from sweet dark cherries and wild plums to rich notes of warm spices and freshly ground black pepper, with exotic hints of lavender and rock dust.
Our Rocca Family Vineyards 2007 Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic example of the signature depth, complexity, and refinement of this unique vineyard. The wine opens with a rich, dark color that perfectly reflects its deep core of ripe black fruit.
From start to finish, our 2007 Grigsby Vineyard Merlot is intensely reminiscent of the sweet, super-ripe strawberries and raspberries of summer.
Vespera: (Latin) Evening, a time of gathering with family and friends.
Our 2009 Vespera is comfort food in a bottle: our most forward, inviting, warm-and-cozy wine of the vintage. It’s the perfect wine to drink around a toasty fireplace on a chilly evening, spending time with family and good friends.
At Rocca Family Vineyards, we believe deeply that all great wines are made in the vineyard. Our winemaker, Paul Colantuoni, and vineyard manager Sergio Melgoza work very closely together, taking tremendous care to ensure that our vineyards produce grapes of the highest possible quality.
Our Rocca Family 2008 Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet is a perfect example of this vineyard’s signature ability to balance richness and concentration with style and elegance. A 100% Cabernet with a non-interventionist winemaking approach, it is truly indicative of "Napa Terroir."
Come to our gorgeous Napa Valley Tasting Room and enjoy your choice of four tastings of our six Estate wines. Choose between our Award-Winning Cabernets, Merlot, Syrah and Red Blends. We look forward to seeing you!
Of all the wines we make at Rocca Family Vineyards each year, our Merlot is always our most distinctly refined, elegant bottling. With the 2009 vintage, that’s as true as ever. From start to finish, this wine expresses itself with exceptional polish and grace. Our Grigsby Vineyard’s characteristic vibrant acidity keeps the wine bright throughout, underlining the purity of the fruit and helping to make our 2009 Merlot one of the most charmingly elegant wines we’ve made to date.
Our 2007 Bad Boy Red is one of those special wines which is equally at home on the table at Christmas dinner or with grilled homemade burgers on a Tuesday night. This Bordeaux style blend combines 40% Cabernet, 33% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot and 10% Petite Verdot from both of our estate vineyards.
Throughout Napa Valley, the 2007 vintage produced some of the greatest wine grapes in recent memory. Conditions were remarkable mild and even, with very few heat spikes, allowing flavors and tannins to ripen slowly and beautifully. For the last vintage produced for Rocca by winemaker Celia Welch, the fruit from each block of the vineyard was harvested and fermented separately, and aged in French oak barrels for an initial nine months. Celia then perfected the blend in July of 2008 - 98% Cab, 2% Petite Verdot - and returned the wine to barrels for an additional 10 months.
Our 2008 Grigsby Vineyard Syrah is a pure, concentrated expression of ripe Syrah fruit. The overall impression is that the wine's dense, rich purple color aptly conveys its personality: this is a deep, extracted, intense example of Syrah.