Mauritson "Rockpile Ridge Vineyard" Rockpile Zinfandel 2006

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Production: Approximately 857 cases Appellation: Rockpile Composition: 95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah Vine...

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In 2006 we harvested fruit from all nine blocks of Zinfandel in the Rockpile Ridge Vineyard. We pick the blocks at different times, and ferment the... Read more

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Source: Sam's Wine
09/16/2009

In 2006 we harvested fruit from all nine blocks of Zinfandel in the Rockpile Ridge Vineyard. We pick the blocks at different times, and ferment these separately to insure the integrity and uniqueness of the individual blocks. Working with nine amazingly distinct blocks is a winemaking dream come true, and is what makes our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular. The bright nose of blackberry and ripe cherry are complemented by hints of vanilla, black pepper and minerals. Vivid fruit dominates the front palate, giving way to soft and supple tannins. Pure and full bodied, with firm acidity, this wine will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Production: Approximately 857 cases Appellation: Rockpile Composition: 95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah Vineyards: Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Alcohol: 15.5% by volume Aging: 14 months oak barrels 50% French 50% American Our Family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,200 ft elevation in the Rockpile appellation. This vineyard has sweeping sun exposures from Southeast to Northwest. In 2006, we harvested fruit from all nine blocks of Zinfandel in the Rockpile Ridge Vineyard. We picked the blocks at different times and fermented them separately to insure the integrity and uniqueness of the individual blocks. Working with nine amazingly distinct blocks is a winemaking dream come true and is what makes our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular. The unusually cool summer of 2006 was a blessing for Zinfandel fans. While elegant and Rockpile are generally not heard in the same sentence, rest assured, this is the best of both worlds. The cool growing conditions yielded extraordinarily long hang times which translated to phenomenal complex and perfectly balanced wines. The bright nose of blackberry and ripe cherry are complimented by hints of vanilla, black pepper, and minerals. Vivid fruit dominates the front palate, giving way to soft and supple tannins. Pure and full bodied, with firm acidity, this wine will age gracefully for the next 3-7 years.

Production: Approximately 857 cases Appellation: Rockpile Composition: 95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah Vineyards: Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Alcohol: 15.5% by volume Aging: 14 months oak barrels 50% French 50% American Our Family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,200 ft elevation in the Rockpile appellation. This vineyard has sweeping sun exposures from Southeast to Northwest. In 2006, we harvested fruit from all nine blocks of Zinfandel in the Rockpile Ridge Vineyard. We picked the blocks at different times and fermented them separately to insure the integrity and uniqueness of the individual blocks. Working with nine amazingly distinct blocks is a winemaking dream come true and is what makes our Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel so spectacular. The unusually cool summer of 2006 was a blessing for Zinfandel fans. While elegant and Rockpile are generally not heard in the same sentence, rest assured, this is the best of both worlds. The cool growing conditions yielded extraordinarily long hang times which translated to phenomenal complex and perfectly balanced wines. The bright nose of blackberry and ripe cherry are complimented by hints of vanilla, black pepper, and minerals. Vivid fruit dominates the front palate, giving way to soft and supple tannins. Pure and full bodied, with firm acidity, this wine will age gracefully for the next 3-7 years.

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