90 Points | International Wine Cellar , October 2009
Good deep red-ruby. Cool aromas of blueberry, crushed rock, licorice and violet. Broad, sweet and fine-grained, with a pliant texture and good depth to the flavors of dark berries, chocolate and mint. The tannins are tongue-dusting but sweet and the finish nicely persistent. It's hard to find suave California cabernet at this price.
One of the other reviews mentions texture, and what I liked about the Rockledge. Really elegant and soft in the mouth, with plenty of fruit to back it up. I'm looking forward to seeing if this ages as well as I think it will.
Best red wine purchased from WineAccess yet!
Tremendous, lush and powerful. Ripe red fruits. This one is great now, but I think it will last a long time. I couldn't put it down. Will definitely be stocking up on this one.
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Nice wine, good fruit and balance. Not incredibly complex but easy to drink and should last up to a decade
Tough to find good Napa at this price, count me impressed.
good day one, better day two...smoother finish
This wine pales in comparison to 2006. I think recent RP ratings are meaningless.
Not ready yet
The Rocks has all the stuffing to be 4 stars; deep rich fruit and sweet tannins. It just needs time to loosen up and allow the rich flavors to integrate. This was still strong in the glass on day 3.
Another Corked Rockledge
The corking rate for Rockledge wines seems to be higher than any other wines in my experience - saw it first with their Pinots last year, now this. Very disappointed. 1 for 1 this last order, 3 left to examine.
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