2013 Black Ankle Vineyards Crumbling Rock

Estate: Black Ankle Vineyards

Region: North Central Piedmont, Maryland, United States of America


Tasting Note:May 27, 2016

Last red from Black Ankle. Ruby red with a purplish hue. Nose had some savory notes and a little stinky. Undertones of greenery and slightly vegetal. Attack was coated with dark fruits and a savory backbone. A little bit of vegetal notes too. Moderate tannins (6/10) with a moderate body. Very complex, rounded and enjoyable. Long and lingering finish. Very hard to decide which of their reds are the best.

Blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot and 8% Merlot. Only 588 cases produced and aged in 85% new French oak for 18 months and left in the bottle for one year prior to release.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.


92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the estate, can be purchased at the Estate and online for $54.00 or for a slight discount through their wine club.