Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah 2016

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Averge Brix at Harvest:
28.2 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.67 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
261 cases

Bottling Date:
January 14, 2019

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. The Petite Sirah is the from the Parks’ Rockpile Vineyard, one of the first vineyards to be planted in the AVA, back in 1988. It is not a “rip your face off” Petite, but graciously styled while still full bodied, and packed with black pepper and sweet oak.

Winemaker Notes:

Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging.

Harvest Date:

September 28, 2016

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

TA: 0.50 gm/100ml pH: 3.80

Fermentation Characteristics:

4 days cold soak, total 15 days on skins. Fermented in T-bins with 2 different yeasts, punched down by hand two times/day

Cellar Storage/Aging:

30 months in oak--- 75% 2nd fill French 25% 2nd fill American


Jack Florence JR Rockpile Rd Vineyard, 1600-ft elevation.


Rockpile AVA

Release Date:

July 1, 2019