Very dark "black plum" color in the glass. Oaky nose with slight hints of blackberries. Lots of fruit on the initial palate--blackberries and raisins (giving it sweetness). Fairly stern as it moves over the palate--some tannin and some acid. OK wine, but not my favorite from this maker. US$19.99 from the Wine Club in Santa Ana.
Fairly dark purply color. Somewhat woody nose with a slight astringency that suggests alcohol. Fairly fruity on introduction to the palate—blackberry and, maybe some citrus. Acid hit gives the citrus impression but it might also be compared to stone fruit—plum or peach. Some suggestion of spice—clove. Very warm finish, but, to the detriment of this wine, the final impression is fruity sweetness.
This is a remarkably well-balanced and easy drinking wine; a California "fruit-bomb" with depth. Typical Zinfandel brambleberry shines through with subdued tannins. Perhaps not the most thoughtful of drinkers, but if you're in the mood for an easy-drinker that doesn't sacrifice on elegance it's a great bottle.
External Reviews for Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
Offers floral black raspberry and smoked pepper aromas. The flavors are full and soft, yet more acidity would provide lift. Finishes with notes of licorice and briary sage. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. -TF
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile 750ml
Offers floral black raspberry and smoked pepper aromas. The flavors are full and soft, yet more acidity would provide lift. Finishes with notes of licorice and briary sage. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. -TF ** SOLD OUT **
The 2010 Zinfandel Rockpile bursts from the glass with racy red raspberries flowers mint cinnamon and sweet tobacco. The Rockpile is one of the more feminine sensual wines in this range but it too has excellent balance and plenty of early appeal. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.