Rock Wall Wine Co.

Rock Wall Wine Company

Tehama County White Blend 2019

A delicious Cali blend of an Austrian grape, a Spanish grape, and a Portugese grape (feels like there should be a joke here about these three walking into a bar...). Lively aromas of raw honey and tropical fruits. On the palate, lovely flavors of white pepper and melon. 40% Grüner Veltliner, 30% Albariño, 30% Verdelho. 6/23/22. — 16 days ago

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Papa's Syrah 2016

Very nice syrah. Well balanced, nice lingering finish. Lots of fruit on the nose. Fruit forward in the pallet. Although high in alcohol it doesn't drink that way. It isn't hot in the least. — 8 months ago

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Sutter County Fiano 2018

Can we give this a high five? It’s supple and also muscular like a power yogi who doesn’t need to end their sessions with an om. Ripe honey (probably not a thing but I feel it), and pickled golden delicious apple skins (also not a thing but whatevs) and goodness it is strong but smooth. It coats the mouth with a a slight kick. Chill and ready but fast moving. Ashtanga Fiano. — 2 years ago

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Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

Burklin Estate Trocken Riesling 2016

K J
9.2

Mold on a rock wall. Bitterness of grapefruit — 25 days ago

Lucky Rock Wine Co.

Mendocino Grenache 2020

Raspberry, cherry, currant, blueberry, licorice, flint and oak. Light-bodied and moderate tannins. — 5 months ago

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Rock Wall Wine Co.

Harris-Kratka Zinfandel 2017

Dark purple. Tastes wonderful. Complex and dynamic. Zinfully delicious, — a year ago

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Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Recommend a visit to the tasting room, should you find yourself in Alameda

Cade

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

David T
8.9

We drove up Howell Mountain to get to Cade two Sundays ago. What we witnessed was a horror show of fire damage. It’s hard to see nature destroyed in such a fashion. What was worse were all the brick chimneys only standing where there were once a home or a winery building.

Glass fire note. The fire investigation revealed the fire was started by a Cakebread electric fence short. An additional saddening note is Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars died shortly after the Glass Fire started. She was 90. No way to know if the stress of the fire factored into her passing.

This is still very young and not ready for my palate. It simply needs another year to resolve and integrate. The 19 in its current form rides the fence of Napa & New Zealand styles of Sauvignon Blanc. The fruits are ripe and tropical but has the grassiness of NZ without the cat pee. Decent. If you own it, give it another year or two.

Photos of; Cade Estate vines, outside patio tasting area, infinity wall and their Estate Cabernet fruit unharvested. Sadly, about 80-85% of the 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet fruit will never see bottling.
— 2 years ago

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M. Christopher Roebuck

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Sad indeed. Thanks for this important and informative review.

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1992

Boooooya. It's 30 years old and still extremely lively and somehow not too much aged (!!?) mocha, espresso and black currant. Sublime palate with still a wall of tannins that leaves a layer of dust. 30 freaking years and effing kicking. Rock and roll y'all — 2 months ago

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Rock Wall Wine Co.

Rigg Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 delicious on its own. Great with chicken. Not the best with pasta. — 10 months ago

Chris M

Chris M

Also good with eggplant

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

David T
9.3

We drove up Howell Mountain to get to Cade two Sundays ago. What we witnessed was a horror show of fire damage. It’s hard to see nature destroyed in such a fashion. What was worse were all the brick chimneys only standing where there were once a home or a winery building.

Glass fire note. The fire investigation revealed the fire was started by a Cakebread electric fence short. An additional saddening note is Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars died shortly after the Glass Fire started. She was 90. No way to know if the stress of the fire factored into her passing.

The Howell Mountain was showing better than the Estate...rounder & a touch softer. The tannins were big, grainy, meaty, tarry & dry. This needs another 8 years in bottle to shine. I think at that point, it will push more 94-95. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum & dark cherries. Showing big wood as well...like sucking on a wood plank. Used dark expresso grounds, leather, graphite, dry tobacco, dry brush, dark chocolate, caramel, dark spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, some black licorice notes. dry, crushed rock powder, dry top soils with fresh, dark, red & purple flowers. The acidity is nicely executed. The finish will take time. It’s good, well balanced but, showing little of the integration I prefer.

Photos of; Cade Estate vines, outside patio tasting area, infinity wall and their Estate Cabernet fruit unharvested. Sadly, about 80-85% of the 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet fruit will never see bottling.
— 2 years ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

I really like Cade’s Howell Mountain. Great review. The fire destruction is so sad.