VinRoc Wine Caves

Koko's Block
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 195


VinRoc Wine Caves

Koko's Block

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

VinRoc Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from our estate vineyard. We harvest and ferment each block separately and then blend after barrel aging. Koko's Block (named for our Labrador Retriever) is located on the highest section of the vineyard. Some of our most intense fruit comes from this block. This lot will be bottled separately from Koko's Block.

Aging Process

2 years in French Oak barrels. One year in Bottle.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.9
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Michael Parmenter

Winemaker, VinRoc

Winemaker, Michael Parmenter

My wife and I built VinRoc from scratch. We learned and studied as we were planning and developing the vineyard and later building our winery. We soon found that Atlas Peak doesn't fit the textbook examples. The rugged rocky hillside that is the site of our Cabernet Vineyard required a different approach than the valley floor. My goal in making VinRoc is to produce a wine that truly reflects the unique qualities of our vineyard.

Country born: United States

Education: 3 years of study in the Viticulture and Enology program at Napa Valley College.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
It starts in the vineyard

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: To produce wine from one specific block of our vineyard.

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: We make our wine in small (1 or 2 ton) batches, from each block seperately. After aging we blend the best barrels. I wanted to identify what I feel was our best barrel and bottle it seperately.

Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.

A: I chose to make this wine from this particular  block  because  I have always felt that this was our best block, but never have acutally bottled it seperately.

Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?

A: This is the cream of our crop.

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