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CRUMBLING ROCK


2007 Crumbling Rock

Blend:  34% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah
Quantity Produced: 348 cases
Alcohol: 15.1% 

Notes

September 2019

"The love and care of your vines is apparent in the finished product. They are wonderful! I think that I like the 2007 Crumbling Rock the best for the boldness of it. I like the fruit nose and the lingering finish after taste. Lee also appears to be partial to the 2007 Crumbling Rock. We both think that they are all exquisite, however." - Jackie & Lee Cereta

March 2019

"First impresson: incredible nose. The aromas fill the room. Flint on the nose; round, full, tobacco & tar resolving to dark fruit on the palate. Long dry finish as the cherry notes evanesce. Some hints of rosemary and pine on the finish. (30 minutes later) Take 2: The initial fruity nose has softened - still lots of stone, but also berries & herbs. Smells like an early summer morning. Lovely fruit on the palate, so jammy! I would pair this with Berkshire pork chop, leafy greens and braised radishes." - Catherine Jordan

"Nose - Tarry, resolves into sweet tobacco notes, beneath black cherry, a bit of slate as it sits. Palate - smooth, just a hint of bite, black cherry syrup, but not sweet, smoky notes on the finish." - Jim Jordan

2008 Crumbling Rock

Blend:  57% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot,  1% Malbec, 1% Syrah
Quantity Produced: 662 cases
Alcohol: 15.1% 

Notes

April 2019

"The 2008 Crumbling Rock is superb. It has integrated amazingly. Right at its peak. Chocolate, dark fruit, mild spices, and long finish. I had forgotten that I had it. A very well made wine." - Alfonso Sanchez

2012 Crumbling Rock

Blend:  42% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot
Quantity Produced: 465 cases
Alcohol: 13.5% 

Notes

November 2019

"With a beautiful balance between fruit and oak, this vintage has white pepper notes from the Cabernet Franc.  Old world in profile, this wine can still age longer.  If you enjoy a glass with some sopressa salami, you may notcie that flavors will bloom!" - Michelle Shinn 

"This well balanced wine has aromas of muted red fruit and some faint earthiness.  With notes of cranberry and plum and a long finish, this wine is certainly enjoyable right now, but can continue ageing." - Andrew Demmert 

March 2019

"Loam on the nose, earthy. I love this - layers of fruit on the palate, very full. Finish is long, lots of berries, and dark chocolate. (30 minutes later). Take two: Really opened up. Nose is more developed, earthy, some stone notes, berries, hints of spices on the finish - cinnamon, pepper; no longer getting that chocolate note. I would serve this with seared duck breast and asparagus." - Catherine Jordan

"Nose - much less forward than the '07, raspberries rather than cherries, still the sweet tobacco, but fainter hint of minerality. Palate - needs that opening time, finesse rather than the boldness of the '07, raspberries at the tip of the tongue become elder berries on the rest of the tongue, mineral on the finish. (30 minutes later) Take two: Still spare, reserved, raspberries with blackberries now, a bit of sweet cinnamon, light wet slate. Palate - earthier notes, the slate dries, the fruit deepens, but it is the essences of berries, a perfume rather than juice, let this air for an hour. Pairing: pekin duck breast, lightly spiced with sauted kalimeris indica." - Jim Jordan

"For me, this wine is pretty perfect right now. The nose has some graphite and cedar, earthy and rich. The palate is all rich, dark fruits with an edge of tobacco, leather and earth. Some spicy notes and a perfect, dry finish. As for pairing - I drink it with everything, but steak is perfect." - Lydia Whitney

2013 Crumbling Rock

Blend:  54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot
Quantity Produced: 465 cases
Alcohol: 13.4% 

Notes

November 2019 

"Dark fruit and light spice on the nose, the balance between fruit and oak is amazing!  The finish is lengthy and enjoyable.  Probably my favorite of the four I tasted; 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016." - Michelle Shinn 

"With aromas of green pepper, black fruit, and earthiness; this vintage has notes of plum, dark cherry, and fig." - Andrew Demmert 

September 2019

"This fabulous vintage presented rich, dry, oaky earth right out of the bottle. Full bodied and complex, there was a hint of flowers and herbs on the nose. It was even smoother and richer on Day 2, and on Day 3 I detected some jammy overtones. In other words, it was perfect right out of the bottle and kept getting better as it aerated. Now is the perfect time to open this bottle - but it will probably continue to be delicious for a few more years." - Lydia Whitney

March 2019

"On the nose you get dark cocoa with hint of berry, it’s medium bodied and the berry follows through with a hint of dark chocolate bitterness followed by ripe fruit with warm baking spices. A silky and warming mouthfeel lingers enticing you to take another sip." - Joe DePietro

"Nose - the first sniff was very sharp, that went away quickly and became earthy notes, blackberries, minerality and black tea notes. Palate - very full and fruity on the palate, nice warming spices, cardamom primarily. Pairing: mushroom risotto, wild mushroom mix & truffle oil, kale on te nose, but very slight. Super smooth on the palate. Again, full & fruity. A hint of warming spices in the finish - slight pepper, a memory of cardamom. (30 minutes later) Take 2: This really opened up. Still a bit sharp - I'm interpreing that as almost an herby green note in the background. Super smooth. Would go great with a rack of lamb or mushroom ragu on corn polenta." - Catherine Jordan

2015 Crumbling Rock

Blend:  28% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 22% Cabernet Franc
Quantity Produced: 1210 cases
Alcohol: 13% 

Notes

November 2019

"Kalamata olives bring out the tannins in a nice way.  There is a "brightness" towards the end, more of a spice than a fruit.  Probably due to the oak, YES! barreled in 65% new oak! This wine will continue to age beautifully!"

"Garnet colored in appearence, this vintage has aromas of red fruits and raspberries.  Upon tastig, you will otice tart cherries, hints of earth, and bell pepper." - Andrew Demmert 

March 2019

"In your face port notes on the nose. Lots of raisins, maybe some butterscotch. Raisins, plums on the palate & finish. I'd like to taste this again in 5 years or so. Tart finish. Food makes this drinkable now." - Catherine Jordan

"Whoa! Who put the Terra Dulce in the glass? Ruby port, raisins, plums (black), this wants a bit of blue cheese. Palate: sweet at the tip of the tongue, intense plum and prune notes as it rolls across the tongue. Touch of butterscotch, let this one sit for another few years." - Jim Jordan

2016 Crumbling Rock 

Blend:  28% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 22% Cabernet Franc
Quantity Produced: 610 cases
Alcohol: 13% 

Notes

November 2019 

"Deep purple pronounced legs with dark fruit flavors. Unlike other vintages, this Crumbling Rock builds with each sip, the finish being most intense."  - Michelle Shinn 

"With aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, and sweet jam; this Crumbling Rock has subtly tannis and strong acidity, with tastes of tart cherries!"  - Andrew Demmert