2018 Zinfandel Uncle's Block
97% Zinfandel 3% Petite Sirah
10 months in oak barrels 100% French
The 2018 Rockpile Zinfandel from Uncle’s Block has a sweet nose of Bing cherry, toast, mineral and dried herbs accented by an intriguing earth tone. The juicy ripe red fruit entry also has elements of toasted vanilla and spice notes. Opulent yet serious, this generous Zinfandel will drink beautifully over the next 8-10 years.
Located at nearly 1,300 feet, at the top of the Rockpile ridgeline, Uncle’s Block is part of my family’s original homestead and is now owned by my uncle, Chris Mauritson. This vineyard is characterized by its eastern sun exposure, volcanic soil, steep slope and lack of water. We hand select the best rows from this incredible site for our small offerings of Uncle’s Block. This is one of the most stressed vineyards we farm at Rockpile, and that character is captured in the wine.