2017
Rockpile

Zinfandel
Description

The Rockpile AVA of Sonoma County is a remote region ranging in elevations from 800 to 1200 feet, allowing for plentiful sunlight with less fog, thanks to an inversion layer created by nearby Lake Sonoma. The rocky hillsides stress the vines which results in small grape yields and concentrated, intense flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2017 Rockpile Zinfandel opens with a bouquet of blackberry jam, plum, and dried rose petals.

Palate: 

 On the palate this wine is silky to the touch with flavors of fig, toasted oak, and baking spices. This is a full-bodied wine this is expansive on the mid palate and a long finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend that kicked harvest into high gear with the grapes being harvested September 26 and September 28.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Rockpile
  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • PH: 3.67
  • T/A: 5.7g/L
  • Production:  Cases
  • Aging:
    • 20 months in 100% French oak 
    • 25% New
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Broiled filet mignon with creamed spinach
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
WZNRP173
$50