Having met the “bad boy” himself, I think he epitomizes this wine: nicely expressed flavors of Napa, becoming even more attractive as the evening progresses. In the wine: fruit, a viney spiciness, even a hint of cocoa, and mild tannins that meld together and pair with a surprising number of different foods.

WHO: Rocca Family Vineyards
WHAT: Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Petit verdot
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $32 (Media Sample)

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