Average Brix at Harvest: 25.0º
Total Acidity: 0.57 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: May 20, 2015
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The name for our reserve wine, Rocky Reserve®, comes from the deep red, rocky soils of the Florence Vineyard in Rockpile, 1400 feet above Lake Sonoma and Dry Creek Valley. This is a more elegant and restrained Zin, worthy of ten or more years of cellaring, though it is enjoyable now since it is packed with fragrant black and blue berry fruits.
Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:
Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!
86% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah
Rockpile, Sonoma County
3 days cold soak prior to ferment, 2 days total on skins, 100% bin-fermented & punched down by hand
17 months in barrels - 60% French, (20% new, 40% neutral), 30% American (20% new, 10% neutral) and 10% new Hungarian
Release Date: October 15, 2015 (club shipment)