A wine loaded with bold mountain character, our 2009 Rockpile Road Zinfandel, captures the unique microclimate of the Rockpile American Viticultural Area (AVA). Plum and cherry aromas open the nose, cradled by warm molasses and caramel notes. Black fruit leads the big, full palate, accentuated by a pop of boysenberry and red currants on the finish. Substantial, mouthfilling tannins structure the finish and hold the flavors into a long, lingering finale. Loaded with character, this finely crafted Zinfandel can be savored on its own or served with a rich Italian meal or your next barbecue soirée.
"A wine with shoulders,” explains Winemaker John Kane. "It makes an excellent companion to similarly brazen flavors such as osso bucco, braised short ribs or herb-encrusted rack of lamb.”