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Rockpile Petite Sirah Madrone Springs Vineyard Red 2007

External Review by NapaCabs.com:

More often than not, Petite Sirah is done the disservice of being used as a blending wine. On the rare occasion that it is bottled as a variety, it usually has generous amounts of Zinfandel blended into it to make it softer. The 2007 Madrone Spring Vineyard Petite Sirah is 100 percent Petite Sirah, 100 percent from Rockpile, and there is nothing petite about it. Consider yourself warned! There is no mistaking the density of the wine simply by swirling it in your glass. The black and violet hues cling to the glass, not only showing off the color but the viscosity, as well. The nose is a mixture of minerals and black fruit which is perfectly accented by the hints of sweet oak. The front palate lets you know that this wine has a long life ahead of it. Broad tannins sweep across your mouth like a dense fog enveloping the coastline. The fruit returns in the form of a black cherry bon-bon; rich and complex. If you have the self restraint, this wine will age beautifully for the next 7-10 ye

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Mauritson Family Winery:
With over 270 acres of estate vineyards and close relationships with longtime growers throughout Sonoma County, we are able to source and manage our favorite blocks from each vineyard throughout the growing season and select the most premium fruit during harvest.Each vineyard and appellation we source from carry particular qualities in either the terroir or the farming style that we look for wh... Read more
With over 270 acres of estate vineyards and close relationships with longtime growers throughout Sonoma County, we are able to source and manage our favorite blocks from each vineyard throughout the growing season and select the most premium fruit during harvest.Each vineyard and appellation we source from carry particular qualities in either the terroir or the farming style that we look for when considering a Mauritson wine release. Six generations of farming has taught us a few things about choosing premium fruit! Each harvest, the best from our 230 acres throughout the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys is reserved for our Estate Wines. These wines, which include our signature Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, showcase the fruit-forward, floral and spice-driven characteristics attributed to these appellations. Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, however, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led Clay Mauritson back to these same vineyards that he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG! Tasting Room We are open daily from 10-5. Group Tasting by Appointment, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Facilities, Wine Tasting, Wine Tours by Appointment. Read less

External Reviews for Rockpile Petite Sirah Madrone Springs Vineyard Red

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

More often than not, Petite Sirah is done the disservice of being used as a blending wine. On the rare occasion that it is bottled as a variety, it usually has generous amounts of Zinfandel blended into it to make it softer. The 2007 Madrone Spring Vineyard Petite Sirah is 100 percent Petite Sirah, 100 percent from Rockpile, and there is nothing petite about it. Consider yourself warned! There is no mistaking the density of the wine simply by swirling it in your glass. The black and violet hues cling to the glass, not only showing off the color but the viscosity, as well. The nose is a mixture of minerals and black fruit which is perfectly accented by the hints of sweet oak. The front palate lets you know that this wine has a long life ahead of it. Broad tannins sweep across your mouth like a dense fog enveloping the coastline. The fruit returns in the form of a black cherry bon-bon; rich and complex. If you have the self restraint, this wine will age beautifully for the next 7-10 ye




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