Rockpile lies in between Lake Sonoma in the hills of northwestern Sonoma County. Due to the steep slopes and rocky terrain most of the grapes are hand picked. Here the lake influence prevents dense fog from setting in, allowing the grapes to achieve maximum ripeness with long hours of sun exposure, creating a wine with beautiful fruit concentration, elegant structure and soft tannins.
Hand harvested by block and fermented traditionally in small batches. The wine matures for twelve months in French oak barrique, after which time the final blend is assembled and bottled.
Aromas of violets and roasted coffee with hints of spice. On the palate dark berry fruits like black raspberry and blackberry fill the mouth. The finish is structured with intense black fruit flavors, light toast, and round plush tannins.
- Alcohol: 14.2%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Zinfandel