Rockpile Reserve Cab Sauv 2017

Price: $50.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
27.8 Brix (soaked)


Total Acidity:
0.68 gm

100ml pH: 3.45

Cases Produced:
192 cases

Bottling Date:
May 29, 2020

Fact Sheet

Our Rockpile Reserve ® titles designate a series of elegant red wines from the Rockpile AVA, 1000-2000 feet above Lake Sonoma and the Dry Creek Valley in NW Sonoma County. This Cabernet Sauvignon is the second varietal of the series to be released, and it is comes from the Rockpile Vineyard of Rod and Cathy Park at 2000 foot elevation. It is graciously styled with black cherry-cassis fruit and a nice hint of tobacco and cedar-spice, with the long smooth creamy finish that is so characteristic of Rockpile reds.

Winemaker Notes:

Dark red in color. Black cherry-cola and cassis fruit, long and deep on nose and palate. Cedary oak spice and warm pipe tobacco aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla at finish, smoothly structured tannins.

Harvest Date:

October 16, 2017 (1 week after Tubbs Fire)

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

TA 0.50 gm/100ml pH: 3.80

Fermentation Characteristics:

16 days total on skins, including 2-day cold soak and 4 days extended maceration. Fermented in 0.8-ton T-bins (2 yeasts) & punched down by hand twice/day.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

30 months in 100% new French oak


95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah


100% Rockpile Vineyard, 2000 ft elevation. Solar-powered/sustainably farmed ROCKPILE, Sonoma County

Release Date:

March 1, 2021