2019 Seghesio Family Vineyards Rockpile Zinfandel
The Zinfandel vines planted along the mountain ridgetops of the Rockpile AVA struggle to thrive in the shallow, iron-rich, red rocky soils of the region. These vines produce low yields of small, highly-concentrated grapes that make rich, muscular, and mineral-driven wines. Rockpile Zinfandel is highly-sought-after both for its intensity and its scarcity.
Beautifully expressive, this wine features notes of fig, black raspberry and warm vanilla on the nose. The wine is richly textured, juicy and rich on the entry and supple on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, Bing cherry, red fruit and licorice spice. Tangy minerality gives way to a long, vibrant finish.