"TASTING PANEL".... 96points: VinRoc Wine Caves Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon...Dark rich, and concentrated with smooth texture and deep plum and berry fruit; toasty, elegant, and long; stunning, cult-worthy wine that's a bargin conpared to others in its class.
"TASTING PANEL"...VinRoc Cabernet Sauvignon 2013...Dark, rich and concentrated witth suave texture and deep plum and berry fruit; toasty, dense and rich; elegant and long...93.
"JAMES SUCKLING"...VinRoc 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon...Aromas of blackberries, currants and walnuts follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a velvety, lightly austere finish. Well-crafted. Drink now through 2021...92.
"WINE ENTHUSIAST"...VinRoc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak) Balanced and elegant, this provides a peak example of the vintage. It's fruit-forward and approachably soft, yet built to age, with plentyof cheekboned structure and finesse. Coffe and dark chocolate fortress around red cassis and berry. Drink now through 2022. -- (12/1/2015) VB .... 93
"VINOUS /ANTONIO GALLONI" ... VinRoc's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak is just beautiful. A large-scaled, dramatic frame provides the backdrop for this voluptuous, drop-dead gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon. Black fruit, mint, licorice and violets literally jump out of the glass. Savory Atlas Peak notes develop later, adding complexity and nuance ... 92 - 94
"ROBERT PARKER REVIEW"...The 2010 (VinRoc) Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to attractive aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice and fruit blossoms. Supple, round and generous, wth impressive purity and a round, consumer friendly, generous texture and length. It should drink nicely for 10 -15 years...90+
"CONNOISSEURS GUIDE to CALIFORNIA WINE"...VinRoc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. The Atlas Peak Cabernets from VinRoc add to the reputation for potent wines that is quickly attaching to this producer whose high on the hill vines and meticulous, small-lot vinification allow it to achieve its desired style....this wine is a generously expressed effort that drifts into dried black cherries are joined by classic loamy, rooty notes and lots of enriching oak...90
"CONNOISSEURS GUIDE to CALIFORNIA WINE"...VinRoc Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ...there is no mistaking (this wine) for anything but a member of the clan, and from its deep, very ripe black cherry, cola, loamy aromas to its tannic grip and its long and noticeably hot finish, there is nothing the least bit subtle about it...90
"ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE"... 92 Points. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from the glass with the essence of tar, smoke, licorice and black fruit. This muscular, virile Cabernet Sauvignon shows tons of depth and richness, not to mention personality. It is a fabulous wine that should drink well for another decade, perhaps longer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
"ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE": The 2008 RTW caresses the palate with gorgeous layers of dark fruit, mocha, spices and licorice. Sweet floral notes develop in the glass, adding complexity. This is a delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
"WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER" VinRoc 2008 Cabernet 92 Points: "Very rich and extracted, almost syrupy, with globs of dard berry fruit, showing blackberry, wild berry and currant notes. Firm and full-blown, ending with excellant fruit persistencc and touches of mineral and spice. Drink now through 2022." - J.L.
"BEST VIEWS IN NAPA" The trendy San Francisco Magazine 7X7 SF selected VinRoc as one of 7 Napa wineries with the best views. Come for the view, but stay for the wine...."The wines are bold, big, and worthy of collecting"... www.7x7.com/napa/wineries-best-views-napa-valley
"ROBERT PARKER REVIEW" VinRoc recieves its first review by Robert Parker in his influential Wine Advocate Newsletter: “An impressive 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Atlas Peak area of Napa Valley, this dense ruby/purple wine has sweet tannin and a very floral nose intermixed with cassis and plum. Round, generous, seductive and opulent, this is a classic 2007-delicious, forward, and ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years”. Rating: 90.
"THE WINE SPECTATOR RATES 2007"....VinRoc receives a 92 rating by James Laube: "Well-crafted, dark, rich, intense, concentrated and well-structured, with a mix of loamy earth, mineral, graphite and dried currant flavors that echo red and black licorice. Full-bodied, with a hint of new leather. Drink now through 2019. 325 cases made. —J.L."
"NAPA'S TOP CABS"...VinRoc 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon ranked 12th in the recent Top 100 Cabs of Napa Valley competiton. A panel of judges selected the top 100 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2006 vintage and from this group they ranked the top 25. VinRoc came in #12! www.top100cabs.com
"GOLD"...VinRoc 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon wins a Gold Medal at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This acclaimed event is the largest competition of American wines in the world. The Chronicle will publish a special SFCWC section February 20, 2009 featuring the winners of the competition. VinRoc will be pouring at a public tasting of Gold Medal winners Saturday, February 28, 2009. The SFCWC Public Tasting is held at Fort Mason Center?s Festival Pavilion and is considered San Francisco's premier tasting event.
"92"...Wine Enthusiast gives VinRoc 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon a score of 92. The 2005 vintage was challenging for many, so this wine really shines through. It is a big, yet balanced wine with notes of black currant, chocolate and cedar. "Shows a structural integrity that's increasingly rare in Napa, and suggests aging...Best after 2011. Decant before then. - S.H. (2/1/2009)"
"EXCEPTIONAL"...VinRoc was rated as "Exceptional" by renowned wine critic James Laube. One of only 10 Napa wineries to receive this rating, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was showcased as part of the Auction Napa Valley's annual "Barrel Auction". Laube's review was posted Monday, June 9, 2008 in the Wine Spectator On-Line.