These three new releases from Blue Rock Vineyard include their Baby Blue White, a delicious Bordeaux blend, a barrel fermented Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, and Baby Blue, a delicious and easy drinking red blend, one of Blue Rock’ s flagship wines. The wines were crafted by Kent Humphry, Blue Rock’s new winemaker who joined the team a little over a year ago.
As we noted previously, Blue Rock produces 5,000 to 6,000 cases annually, which are distributed in 22 U.S. markets and abroad. In view of the small quantities, these wines sell out quickly. If readers can’t find them at their local wine shop, they can buy them directly from the winery. www.bluerockvineyard.com.
Blue Rock 2016 Baby Blue Blanc White Wine Blend Sonoma County ($24) 89 The Baby Blue Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Semillon offering a creamy mouth feel, floral aromas and flavors, firm acidity, and a crisp finish. It reveals a touch of dried herbs on the nose and is crisp on the attack. Easy drinking.
Blue Rock 2015 Baby Blue Red Wine Blend Sonoma County ($29) 91 The Baby Blue is a delicious flavorful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. It is fruit forward, spicy and easy drinking with a soft mouth feel, good balance and acidity, and nice concentration of black fruit flavors.
Blue Rock 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast ($48) 90 This Chardonnay has a lush, perfumed nose of honeysuckle and hazelnut. It has a soft attack and creamy palate showing caramel apple and honeyed notes; dry with medium acidity on the finish.