2007 Napa Valley Rocca Bad Boy Red

The 2007 Napa Valley Rocca Bad Boy Red is a great Bordeaux style blend and a solid effort worth seeking out.

This blend kicks it hard and will make you sit up and take notice. It has soft and supple tannins paired with big bold flavors.

The aromas are red fruit fading to black; flavors exude quality new American oak rendering vanilla and spice. Broad culinary applications (hold back delicate seafood and citrus sauces).

I would certainly suggest this for any up and coming “We have a great Wine list Restaurant”. This wine is a standalone, no food needed sipper that really shines in that role and could make the top of the list on any wine by the glass list.

Look for this one when you have an audience to impress. Dr’s you have a pulse. Hold back the paddle and keep pouring the wine. ~Marc Hinton

Rating: 91 | $32 | 14.5% ABV

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About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


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