This vibrant Zinfandel hails from the iconic Rockpile appellation. On the nose, the wine presents a beautiful bouquet of cassis and blueberries, which transitions seamlessly into the full bodied and elegant wine. ex. Hallengren planted grapevines in the Rockpile area - but the wines were only available in Sweden. Wineries Making Rockpile Zinfandel. The AVA covers some 6000 hectares (15,000 acres) of rocky, mountainous … The appellation’s size is limited by its rugged terrain. It covers a high ridge that sits above Lake Sonoma, providing a sunny, mountainous terroir for the area's grapes. The Rockpile Appellation, contiguous to Dry Creek Valley, is defined by ridgetops with elevations ranging from 800 to 2,100 feet above sea level. 302 N. Main Street, Cloverdale, CA 95425 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 August cooled things off and allowed some increase in hang time and we didn’t see any major heat spikes during September and October. Specializing in hearty red varietals, Rockpile is a perfect site to showcase Sonoma County as the world’s premier location for Zinfandel. Located just 16 miles fromthe Pacific Ocean in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, the region is prized by those who love Zinfandel.Sweeping sun exposures, mountainous terroir and shallow, rocky soils stress the vines producing low yields withgrapes of exceptional quality. Welcome to Mauritson Wines All Rights Reserved.An elegant but bold pairing with an array of dishes, standing well alongside hearty dishes such as Osso Bucco, roasted venison, filling cassoulets and richly sauced pastas.This vibrant Zinfandel hails from the iconic Rockpile appellation. Basking in the sun like a lizard on a rock, Sonoma County's Rockpile AVA is perched high above Dry Creek Valley.. A suitably wild and rugged source for some of Sonoma County's brawniest Zinfandel wines, the terroir of Rockpile is also man-made in one significant way: the deep, 2,500-acre Lake Sonoma reservoir. Yields were above average for most. Because of the limited number of vineyards and the demand for Rockpile Zinfandel these wines are in short supply. Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2013 from Rockpile, Sonoma County, California - The power and grace of the Rockpile Road Zinfandel is a culmination of its unique climate, soil, and pedigree. Winter gave us our average amount of rainfall followed by a warm spring that allowed most varieties to set a nice crop. The Rockpile Appellation, contiguous to Dry Creek Valley, is defined by ridgetops with elevations ranging from 800 to 2,100 feet above sea level. Graceful but intense, complex dark fruit and spice characteristics are woven throughout the wine. You have subscribed to receive news and updates from The Hess Collection.© 2020 The Hess Collection. Learn more at Thank you! Rockpile's location and history can be described in one word: Dramatic. 324 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 2859 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448Rockpile may be reached from Healdsburg or Cloverdale with equal ease. Go to shop M&R Liquors. If the lake is artificial, the view from the vineyards above it is no less dramatic. Specializing in hearty red varietals, Rockpile is a perfect site to showcase Sonoma County as the world’s premier location for Zinfandel. Rockpile is an AVA at the northern end of Sonoma County. Vintage: 2017 Our 2017 Panthera Chardonnay is rich and creamy upon entry with notes of lemon curd, crème brulee and candied lemon peel.The Hess Collection is proud to support the Land Trust of Napa County, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. Sweeping sun exposures, mountainous terroir and shallow, rocky soils stress the vines producing low yields with grapes of exceptional quality..Vintage 2016 had near perfect weather and continues the streak of great California vintages. Overall, the harvest was another welcomed season, and we find the wines of the vintage to be of excellent quality.Health Precautions: Our Promise, Your Promise“High above Lake Sonoma, the Rockpile vineyards range in elevation from 800 to 2,000 ft. Rockpile Zinfandel – Characteristics.
This layered palate pairs best with bison, eggplant parmesan, Italian foods, pork belly, venison, and game birds. In the glass, it possesses distinct varietal character, driven by black cherry and currant, supported by a perfectly balanced acidity and delicious notes of anise and molasses on the long, pleasing finish.” 2013 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard, United States, California, Sonoma County, Red $ 359.88 $ 29.99 / 750ml.