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Top wines from Rockpile
Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard
17 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 50 offers with a price range of $ 23.90-$ 747.04.
JC Cellars Syrah Haley's Reserve Rockpile Vineyard
8 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 11 offers with a price range of $ 32.82-$ 87.66.
JC Cellars Syrah Buffalo Hill Rockpile Vineyard
1 ratings, average: 93/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of $ 75.70-$ 122.64.
JC Cellars Syrah Rockpile Vineyard
2 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of $ 67.68-$ 747.04.
Carol Shelton Zinfandel Rocky Reserve Florence Vineyard Rockpile
5 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of $ 29.85-$ 32.86.
Carol Shelton Zinfandel Rocky Reserve Rockpile Vineyard
3 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of $ 33.47-$ 33.47.
Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Rockpile
5 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 40 offers with a price range of $ 29.87-$ 747.04.
Valdez Family Winery Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard
5 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 5 offers with a price range of $ 29.87-$ 40.84.
Rockpile Winery (Mauritson) Zinfandel Westphall Ridge Vineyard
4 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of $ 34.84-$ 44.79.
1 ratings, average: 87/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of $ 34.35
Grapes and blends used in RockpileZinfandel: 46%,Syrah: 19%,Cabernet Sauvignon: 7%,Petite Sirah: 7%,Red Bordeaux Blend: 3%,Red Blend: 3%,Malbec: 3%,Merlot: 3%,Zinfandel Blend: 3%
Wine types in RockpileRed: 92%, Red - Fortified: 3%, Rosť: 3%
It is rare enough for an appellation’s name to be so descriptive of its geophysical nature, rarer still to so closely adhere to the ancient adage that “the vine must suffer that the wine be distinctive.” In the northwestern most corner of Sonoma County, on stark, hardscrabble ridgelines overlooking manmade Lake Sonoma sits the county’s newest viticultural area: Rockpile. The name comes from Rockpile Ranch, that once counted 20,000 acres in cattle and sheep. Local lore has legendary Sheriff Tennessee Bishop putting prisoners to work grading roads to his mountain ranch. The cons dubbed it “rockpile,” and the story may well have the virtue of truth on its side. Viticulturally, Rockpile is known for the intense, highly defined red wines grown between rugged rock outcroppings since 1872. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon evolve dramatically from the spare, demanding soils that are over 800 feet above sea level. Thus, though cooled by coastal breezes, it remains above the evening fog layer; the extra sun exposure ripens red grape varieties to peerless perfection.
Producers that make wines from Rockpile or subregions
|Rosenblum Cellars||6 wines out of 202 are from Rockpile|
|Seghesio Family Vineyards||3 wines out of 45 are from Rockpile|
|JC Cellars||5 wines out of 41 are from Rockpile|
|Rockpile Winery (Mauritson)||11 wines out of 11 are from Rockpile|
|Branham||2 wines out of 11 are from Rockpile|
|Bella Vetta||1 wine out of 1 are from Rockpile|
|Carol Shelton||2 wines out of 17 are from Rockpile|
|Valdez Family Winery||1 wine out of 6 are from Rockpile|
|Mauritson Wines||9 wines out of 21 are from Rockpile|
|Paradise Ridge||5 wines out of 27 are from Rockpile|
|Atelier||1 wine out of 3 are from Rockpile|
|Keating||1 wine out of 1 are from Rockpile|
|Stryker||2 wines out of 74 are from Rockpile|
|Martin Family Vineyards||1 wine out of 32 are from Rockpile|