Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rockus Bockus Red Wine, 2007

This is a Sonoma County blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Jeff Bundschu and winemaker Keith Emerson (of Gundlach Bundschu Winery) utilize their extensive knowledge and network to access the best fruit to produce this wine in a style that is bold, fruit-forward, juicy and well priced. This is a modern fruit forward wine with abundant red and black fruit along with sufficient acidity and tannins to lend a moderately serious backbone. On the nose are aromas of fresh raspberry, black cherry, baking spice and wet rocks. In the mouth there are ripe blackberries, cassis, sweet plums and some toasted cardamom. This is a medium bodied wine with a velvety texture and a long graphite tinged zesty finish. This a a lovely wine for a summer barbecue. We purchased the fun wine at Pete’s Wine Shop, in Bellevue, for about $13.