Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel "Jack's Cabin Vineyard" 2014 Download PDF

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Winery Mauritson Family and Rockpile Vineyards
VarietiesZinfandel
Farming Practicestraditional farming with organic practices
Soilsloam
Altitude950ft
ExposureS
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Yeastambient
Fermentationwhole cluster fermentation / extended cold soak and spontaneous fermentation
Malolacticyes
Maturation15 months in French oak barrels
Sulfurminimal or no sulfur added
Filterlight
Fininglight
Alcohol14.75%
Item NoT0687141-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case6
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sonoma
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"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