Average Brix at Harvest: 24.3º
Total Acidity: 0.64 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: August 2, 2014
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Our Rockpile Reserve titles designate a series of elegant red wines from the Rockpile AVA, 1000-2000 feet above Lake Sonoma and the Dry Creek Valley in NW Sonoma County. This Cabernet Sauvignon is the second varietal of the series to be released, and it is comes from the Rockpile Vineyard of Rod and Cathy Park at 2000 foot elevation. It is graciously styled with black cherry-cassis fruit and a nice hint of tobacco and cedar-spice, with the long smooth creamy finish that is so characteristic of Rockpile reds.
Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:
Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging.
100% Petite Sirah
Rockpile, Sonoma County
4 days cold soak for a total 15 days on skins & fermented in T-bins with 5 different yeasts; punched down by hand two times per day.
20 months in barrel - 80% neutral French & 20% new American
Best of Class & Gold Medal, 2015 New World Wine Competition
Gold, 2015 Orange County Fair
Gold, North of the Gate Wine Competition
Retail: $40 (750ml)
Wine Club: $32