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Rock & Vine North Coast Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    Color: garnet

    Nose: Redolent of mouthwatering fruit, but still not quite a jammy fruit bomb. Lots of red cherry, smoky oak and dark fruit.

    Palate: Can't find *anything* on the web about this wine! According to Moresi's Chophouse this is a sub-label of Regusci Vineyards, one of my personal favorite wineries, but I just can't find out for sure. Same tastes as the nose, an incredible value, I think this was only 10 dollars or so per glass, meaning the bottle retails (if you can find it) for prbably about 10-12 dollars a bottle. Crazy good value!

    Posted by drxeno on December 9th, 2007 at 1:04am | report comment

    great legs

    Posted by mcurran on December 16th, 2007 at 2:01am | report comment

    please advise where to buy????

    Posted by mcurran on December 16th, 2007 at 2:02am | report comment

    mcurran: I'm having that same difficulty, myself! I can't find this online, *anywhere*! I'll ask my friends dad, the one who owns the chophouse where we had the wine and post it here.

    Posted by drxeno on December 16th, 2007 at 3:02am | report comment

    This wine is not available at retail, it is a restaurant only wine. It is made by Nine North Winery, and is an incredible value. Jim Regusci is one of the partners in this winery, and it shows in the finished product. If you are looking for something similar at retail, try the Twenty Bench Cabernet, also from Nine North Winery.

    Posted by gobluetrader on February 26th, 2008 at 10:56pm | report comment

    It may not be widely available, but we found this wine last weekend at Habersham Beverage in Savannah, Georgia. I think it was $12, and it was extremely good at that price.

    Posted by savannahwine on March 30th, 2008 at 1:28pm | report comment

    It may not be widely available, but we found this wine last weekend at Habersham Beverage in Savannah, Georgia. I think it was $12, and it was extremely good at that price.

    Posted by savannahwine on March 30th, 2008 at 1:28pm | report comment

    OK, I spoke with Dom Moresi who manages the restaurant and he said that it is only supposed to be available to restaurants. Sorry to disappoint...but congrats to savannahwine!

    Posted by drxeno on April 11th, 2008 at 4:26am | report comment

    If you are interested in purchasing Rock and Vine Cabernet, please come to the Wine Cache in Granville, OH.

    Posted by Ashley on September 27th, 2008 at 9:03pm | report comment

    I had it at a restaurant, here in New Jersey, as their 'House Cab' and loved it. Here's a link where you can purchase:

    http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=ninenorth&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=550319850&Count2=467460274

    Cheers.

    Posted by Chris S. on November 19th, 2008 at 11:24pm | report comment

    Was able to purchase in SE Michigan for $9.90 per bottle at a wine shop / pub. This is a dynamite wine! Nine North makes the wine, owned by the trio of Jim Gill, James Harder and Jim Regusci, Napa California.

    Posted by DTWOB on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:55pm | report comment

    Thanks for the info, DTWOB! We *finally* know who makes this! I knew that there was a Regusci connection (one of my fav Cab and Zin producers, based in Stag's Leap) but I couldn't find the actual company connection.

    Posted by drxeno on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:40pm | report comment

    I work for a wine distributor in Colorado, we were given some info when we sold this wine. It IS restaurant only. Rock & Vine is a Bordeaux-style blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (79%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet
    Franc (4%), Malbec (2%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Each component is aged separately for 16 months in a
    combination of French and American oak before blending. The fruit was selected from three ranches
    located in: Lake County (79%), Mendocino (13%) and Napa Valley (8%) that showcases why the North
    Coast is the leader in California for growing Bordeaux varieties. The Lake County grapes highlight the
    rich and ripe black fruit flavors, while Napa Valley grapes provide the backbone: rich textures and firm
    well-integrated tannins. Finally the Mendocino grapes tend toward dried herbs and a wonderful spice
    component that rounds out this intensely rich wine.

    Vintage: 2006
    Varietals: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot,
    2% Malbec
    Appellations: 79% Lake County, 13% Mendocino, 8% Napa Valley
    Aging: 60% (2 year old) French & 40% (2 year old) American Oak
    Time in Barrel: 16 months
    Alcohol%: 14.1%
    The 2006 Rock & Vine has rich blackberry and cassis flavors intermixed
    with roasted coffee beans and cocoa aromas. Flavors of sweet oak and
    spice combined with tobacco and black cherries linger
    throughout a lengthy finish.
    NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY, NAPA CALIFORNIA

    I havn't found any ratings on this wine yet, I'll post them if I do!

    Posted by James Borders on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:17pm | report comment

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