2014 Rockpile Petite Sirah
Madrone Springs Vineyard
100% Petite Sirah
16 months oak barrels 100% French
The 2014 Rockpile Petite Sirah is dark and brooding. The nose is a beautiful balance between baked blackberry pie, wet stone, and espresso grounds. The palate is round and full, showcasing fresh black plum with nuances of dried summer herbs. The tannins are broad and firm on the finish, but they do not diminish from the wines balance. The acid is well integrated, ensuring this wine’s best years are ahead of it. Please enjoy the 2014 Rockpile Petite Sirah from 2017-2025.
Our family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyards are located at nearly 1,200-ft. elevation in the Rockpile appellation. The Petite Sirah is planted in the Madrone Spring block which is named after a year-round spring that flows out of the roots of an old Madrone tree. This portion of the vineyard is planted in extremely porous soils which are ideal for Petite Sirah. The block has a southeastern sun exposure, giving the fruit maximum sun from the morning to mid-day, ensuring that it ripens, but not too quickly. It is one of the last blocks harvested year in and year out and it shows in the complexity of flavor.