2019 Rockpile Zinfandel, Westphall Ridge
96% Zinfandel 4% Petite Sirah
12 months in oak barrels 100% French
The aromas of this 2019 Westphall Ridge Zinfandel dance around a profile of juicy black plum supported by facets of kirsch, roasted coffee grounds and warm baking spice. Upon entry, this Zinfandel shows great freshness and the mid-palate proceeds with incredible depth and a multi-layered and persistent finish of spice cake, violet candy and warm cedar.
The Westphall Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,400 feet, the highest elevation of all our single vineyard sites. Its western sun exposure, red volcanic soil and steep slope provide the grapes grown here with the opportunity to reach phenolic maturity without overripe flavors. Intense floral notes and iron minerality are also part of the signature style of this vineyard.
All of our 2019 Rockpile Zinfandels have extraordinary complexity as well as Rockpile’s inherent staying power, and this Westphall is no exception. While 12 months of patient aging will reveal additional secondary and tertiary attributes, the juicy fruit can be appreciated now, and throughout the next 6-8 years.