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Rocca Rocked My World

As I mentioned yesterday, this past October I recently hosted some wine parties with my father. For one of these parties we focused on Rocca Family Vineyards, which has been a favorite of my father for years. Founded in 1999 their debut bottling was a 2000 Syrah. Although we had a Syrah in our cellar we focused more on their Bordeaux offerings.

We tasted the:

  • 2012 Vespera, Napa Valley Red Blend

  • 2013 Vespera, Napa Valley Red Blend (Parker gave it 95 points)

  • 2013 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Napa Valley Merlot

  • 2012 Clinetta Vineyard, Coomsville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2012 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2010 Tesorina, Napa Valley Red Blend

One of the best parts of hosting a wine party is hearing other people's perspective on the wine. The attendees had a wide range of wine experience which led to some interesting discussions on the wine. All the wines tasted we're stunning, but my favorite was the 2013 Merlot which was a surprise because I tend to favor blends. Everyone had a different favorite for a different reason.

Check out the slideshow below.

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