2021 Zinfandel, Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
This vineyard has sweeping sun exposures from southeast to northwest and sits at nearly 1,200-feet in elevation. It has nine distinct blocks of Zinfandel and each is harvested at different times and fermented separately to ensure the integrity and uniqueness of each block. The varied sun exposures, soil compositions, slopes and drainages make these sites a winemaking dream come true and are what make our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular.
The 2021 vintage carries all of the signature aromas expected from Zinfandel grown in Rockpile: candied Santa Rosa plum; crushed violet candy; milk chocolate shavings; espresso grounds; spice and graphite. This incredible iteration of Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel is singularly defined by its detailed texture. The entry is silky, and the texture is fine-grained and velvety with lingering flavors of ripe red fruits and sweet earth. This energetic Zin will benefit from at least 1-2 years of bottle age. Enjoy over the next 10- 12 years.