Once Upon A Wine experiences wines from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate vineyard!

Who are Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate?

Malibu Rocky
Oaks Estate Vineyard is a family owned vineyard which was established in 2003
and owned by Mr Howard Leight. Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard consists of 10
planted acres on a 37-acre plot which is handpicked and meticulously maintained
by the same team of professionals since commencement. Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate
Vineyard has become one of the most recognized and awarded in the region.

The unique
location, geography and regional volcanic soil surrounding the estate has
resulted in the sought after colour, flavors and aromas found only in Malibu
Rocky Oak Estate’s wines. The vines are grown at 2,000 feet in the Santa Monica
Mountains, with steep hillsides, allowing for exceptional drainage and sun exposure,
in correlation with a Mediterranean type microclimate (a combination of war
days and cool nights) which results in perfect growing and ripening conditions.
As a unique difference, because of new local Government rules, Malibu Rocky
Oaks vineyard, estate and style of wine can never be replicated!

Also a fun fact: if you recognise the Tuscan villa, you will have seen it in the Hangover 3!

Who are
Fox Beverages?

Fox Beverages
was established in 1999 by Patrick Fox. They specialize in Italian wines but
also offer imported quality wines from fine wine regions in New Zealand,
Australia, South America and the USA. You can order wines from their site and
they will be delivered Australia wide within 1-2 business days.

Once Upon A
Wine had the honor of trying 3 wines from Malibu Rocky Oak Estate collection
thanks to Foxx Beverages:
  • Chardonnay 2013 Collective
  • Pinot Noir 2014
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Collective
Malibu Rocky Oaks line up

2013 Collective

Malibu Rocky Oaks Chardonnay 2013 Collective

 The Malibu
Rocky Oaks Chardonnay 2013 Collective is a medium bodied Chardonnay which has
lovely green apple flavours with creamy buttery undertones and subtle oakey
notes. Very smooth and crisp. A very enjoyable Chardonnay! Chardonnay lovers – be
sure to check this one out! This wine is named after the collective team whom
share a common goal: create wines which strive for perfection and without
restrictions! It was a medal winner at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition and after my first sip it was easy to see why!

Pinot Noir

Malibu Rocky Oaks Pinot Noir 2014

 Once Upon A
Wine loves a nice Pinot Noir and the 2014 Malibu Rocky Oaks Pinot Noir did not
disappoint. Beautiful deep purple colour, it is a medium bodied Pinot Noir with
red berry fruit flavours including strawberries and cherries with hints of
spice. A lovely layered Pinot with a long lingering finish. This wine
won Silver Medal at the 2013 San Diego International Wine Competition and
deservedly so!

Sauvignon 2013 Collective

Malibu Rocky Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Collective

The Malibu
Rocky Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Collective has lovely dark berry fruit
flavours such as blackberry, blackcurrant, dark cherry and plum with spicy
undertones. This is a medium bodied Cabernet with fine tannins and a long
finish. A real delicious treat!

It was a
pleasure to try Malibu Rocky Oaks wines. I look forward to visiting their
beautiful estate one day in the near future. A big thanks to Howard Leight from
Malibu Rocky Oaks and Patrick from Foxx Beverages for enabling me to try these
awesome wines. Anyone visiting California be sure to visit this winery and for
any Australian’s looking for elegant, delicious & original wines, you must
check out Foxx Beverages!

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Want to contact Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate?

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate is located at:

340 Kanan Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: 877.MRO.7660
Email: MalibuRockyOaks@gmail.com
Website: http://maliburockyoaks.com/
Want to contact Fox Beverages?
Website: http://www.foxbeverages.com/

Phone: +61 (0) 449 946 144


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Wines were enjoyed compliments of Malibu Rocky Oaks and Fox Beverages. However, the opinions on the wine are my own.

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