The Rockpile Appellation, contiguous to Dry Creek Valley, is defined by ridgetops with elevations ranging from 800 to 2,100 feet above sea level. The appellation’s size is limited by its rugged terrain. Specializing in hearty red varietals, Rockpile is a perfect site to showcase Sonoma County as the world’s premier location for Zinfandel. Steep, well-drained hillsides with shallow, rocky topsoil provide for less vigorous vines, smaller berries and intensely flavored Zinfandel.
This wine is effusive with aromas of red and black fruit, cherry cola and a touch of earthiness. Bright sweet fruit on the entry, reminiscent of French strawberry hard candy, gives way to a rich and juicy mid-palate with lingering tannins on the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
The richness of the wine and combination of berries and earthiness would meld perfectly with a lamb sugo or pasta Amatriciana, as well as an aged Gouda on your burger or cheese board.