2018 Zinfandel, Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah
Our 2018 Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel carries all of the signature aromas expected from Zinfandel grown in Rockpile: candied red fruits; cocoa shavings with hints of dried flowers and herbs; leather and earthen dust. A smooth, inviting entry with black fruits retreats to mineral and sweet baking spices. That’s followed by a full-bodied, chewy texture with ripe tannins and great freshness, culminating in a long and layered finish. This energetic Zinfandel would benefit from at least 1-2 years of bottle age. Enjoy over the next 10-12 years.
Our family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,200 feet in elevation. This vineyard has sweeping sun exposures from southeast to northwest and consists of nine distinctly different blocks of Zinfandel. Each are harvested at different times and fermented separately to ensure the integrity and uniqueness of the individual blocks. Working with the varied sun exposures, soil compositions, slopes and drainages is a winemaking dream come true and what makes our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular.