The name for our reserve wine, Rocky Reserve®, comes from the deep red, rocky soils of the Florence Vineyard, 1400 feet above Lake Sonoma and Dry Creek Valley. This is a more elegant and restrained Zin, worthy of five or more years of cellaring, though it is packed with fragrant black and blue berry fruits.
Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!
- September 10, 2015
Average TA/pH at Harvest:
- 0.77 gm/100ml pH: 3.70
- 5 days cold soak prior to ferment. Déléstaged 3 times before 12°Brix 15 days total on skins
- 18 months in barrels - 63% French (31% new, 32% 1-yr-old) and 36% American (31% new, 5% 1-yr-old)
- 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah
- Florence Vineyard, Rockpile
- November 1, 2017