VinRoc Wine Caves

Koko's Block
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 92
Vintage

2010

VinRoc Wine Caves

Koko's Block

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

This special offering is a single-barrel bottling from the best block of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on Atlas Peak. We call this block Koko's block named for our chocolate Lab. Koko would follow me as I walked to the vineyard each morning, then take off to chase and explore, and after his adventures he would patiently wait for me in what is the upper section of block #1. Koko lived to be 14, and the last few years he was no longer able to run and chase, but he would still follow me into the vineyard and wait for me, always in the same spot in Block #1. We now call this Koko's Block. The wine produced from this block is consistently our best.


Aging Process

Barrel aged for 24 months, Bottle aged 12 months

Wine Facts

  • 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

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