2015 Zinfandel, Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah
15 months in oak barrels 100% French
Our family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,200 ft. elevation in the Rockpile appellation. This vineyard has sweeping sun exposures from southeast to northwest and consists of nine distinctly different blocks of Zinfandel. The blocks are harvested at different times and fermented separately to insure the integrity and uniqueness of the individual blocks. Working with the different sun exposures, soil compositions, slopes and drainages is a winemaking dream come true and what makes our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular.
Aromas of fresh baked bread pudding topped with blackberry reduction waft from the glass. Rich flavors of dried black fig, molasses and cocoa shavings greet your palate. The entry is focused and progresses to expansive velvety tannins. There is a savory element in our 2015 Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel that complements the signature minerality vein that runs through all of our Rockpile Zinfandels. Balanced yet complex, this wine will cellar beautifully for the next 7-9 years.