"Named after one of the area’s earliest settlers, the Jack’s Cabin site has quite a colorful history. Though Jack Ireland’s primary occupation was clearing land for sheep and cattle grazing, he was most known for his moonshine and disregard for the law, as apparently he spent many a night in the county jail. When my father, and grandfather before him, were growing up on the property, only the tattered remnants of Jack’s house remained. The old decrepit structure only strengthened the notion that the “cabin” was haunted, and thus was born the legend of Jack’s Cabin!"
"The Jack's Cabin Zinfandel has a reputation of being the most fruit forward of the Rockpile Zins. Across the board, our 2014 Rockpile Zinfandels are richer and fuller. Aromas of high-toned black cherry are overlaid with cocoa powder and sweet baking spices. The rich entry explodes with dried red fruit followed by hints of espresso grounds and graham cracker. Firm tannins overlay the incredible ripe and rich fruit that our Jack's Cabin Zinfandel offers. The traditional Rockpile stamp of great balance and acidity still shines through, though, making it a great accompaniment to food. You'll enjoy this wine over the next 7-10 years." Winemaker's Notes