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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 69 Drink: Rocca Bad Boy Red 2007

Rocca Vineyards is based in Yountville, Calif. Winemaker Celia Welch Masyczek aged the juice of four grapes in separate French oak barrels in preparing this wine.

Bad Boy Red 2007 is a Napa Valley Bordeaux-blend that contains 40 percent cabernet sauvignon, 33 percent cabernet franc, 17 percent merlot and 10 percent petit verdot. The 14.5 percent alcohol by volume wine pours a bright ruby red. The aroma has a ripe fruit tone and then opens with a smooth, silky mouthfeel. The wine overall has black raspberries up front and then quickly goes deep and dry with a healthy amount of tannins.

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