2015 Rockpile Red Blend
Our third blockbuster release for the fall season!
Opens with punchy blue fruit and a raspberry accent, followed by chocolate and pepper. A powerful, integrated structure with lots of red fruit and rocky minerality follows on the palate – the volcanic nature of its mother soil is fully on display. This is one of the darkest wines we’ll release this year – it looks more like Petite Sirah, and is just as powerful. Still shifting and evolving in the bottle, it moves between blueberry, cassis, and chocolate from day to day. One thing I am sure about however: this is a hell of a bottle of wine, and another prime cellar candidate.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Tannins
With only a couple hundred planted acres in the Rockpile AVA, there is very little to go around, and Lot 612 is sourced from the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Rockpile. Having changed hands a few years ago, new ownership is building out an “experience” on the property and produced a bit of wine based on an opening date. The project got pushed back a bit, so yours truly was given access to 20 barrels of single-vineyard Cabernet and Malbec. The winemaking here is top class, and other bottlings sourced from this vineyard sell around $60/bottle. At $24, it’s a total steal.