2013 Rockpile Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley California


Fruit for this Zinfandel comes from the Branham Vineyard, which holds the distinction of being the first vineyard to be planted as well as the farthest, rockiest and most remote vineyard in this prestigious appellation in the northern realms of Dry Creek Valley.  The grapes were picked at the earliest levels of ripeness on three occasions over a two-week period in late September, a decision that captured the delicate fruit characters, preserved more of the grape's natural acidity and kept the alcohol at a more friendly level. The result is a classic, elegant and well-balanced Zin that delivers aromas and flavors of hot blackberry pie, ripe raspberries, cola, spices and wild berry brambles with hints of sweet tobacco and cocoa powder.  Bright berry flavors linger throughout a long, smooth finish with supple tannins and concentrated flavors that speak to the specificity of the Rockpile terrior.  14.6% ABV DIR

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