Variety: 95% zinfandel, 5% petite sirah
The winemaking team tasted from barrel after barrel to come up with a wine that showcases the
very soul of Rockpile. Bright cranberry aromas are matched with white pepper and slowly evolve into darker
and deeper fruits on the palate. Smooth and supple, this tiny-lot wine ends with show-stopping brightness. This
wine is a beauty that will cellar extremely well.
The infamous Rockpile wine region is known for its high elevation, harsh growing conditions,
thin rocky soils and concentrated, deep fruit. This wine was made from four vineyards, each with their own
distinct characteristics: 47% Rocky Ridge, 10% Zucherman, 29% Westphall and 5% Jack Jr. Vineyard, with 5%
zinfandel and the petite sirah coming from Lily Hill. We chose to pick balanced fruit on the earlier side of
average which left the fruit with bright, aromatic profiles and great acidity.
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2038.