NEW! 2019 Zinfandel, Jack's Cabin Vineyard
94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
14 months in oak barrels 100% French
Beautifully detailed aromas of summer ripened Santa Rosa plum, lilac blossom, vanilla custard and dried California coastal sagebrush define the 2019 Jack’s Cabin Zinfandel. There is an incredible intensity on the palate of brilliant candied red fruits and minerality that is nearly tamed by the plush texture, freshness and great focus of this delicious wine. Please enjoy over the next 6-8 years.
Planted at nearly 950 feet in elevation and roughly 15 degrees slope, Jack’s Cabin Vineyard is one of the premier sites of Rockpile. It has a southern sun exposure and is planted with the meandering natural slope of the bench. Relatively hidden from the coastal breezes that howl through Rockpile, this vineyard is the least stressed of all the blocks.
Named after one of the area’s earliest settlers, the Jack’s Cabin site has quite a colorful history. Though Jack Ireland’s primary occupation was clearing land for sheep and cattle grazing, he was most known for his moonshine and disregard for the law, as apparently, he spent many a night in the county jail. When my father, and grandfather before him, were growing up on the property, only the tattered remnants of Jack’s house remained. The old decrepit structure only strengthened the notion that the “cabin” was haunted, and thus was born the legend of Jack’s Cabin!