The Dry Creek Valley is zin country. And we are tickled deep purple to source from our own Rockpile parcel known as “the Swale” block. This zin is not pink. This zin is not “hot” or “jammy,” which are undeniably great assets to a heavy metal cover band. Bruliam’s Rockpile Zinfandel is a revelation (cue gospel “Amen,” sister). I’m not kidding. You’ve got to try this stuff. Even my mom says so.
Our current release:
2013 Rocky Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel, Rockpile
This beautifully balanced zinfandel hits all the right notes, ripe dark fruit, a long finish, and a solid core of acid. Plum, spice, and hints of cassis sing alongside minerality and brambles that speak to a Rockpile heritage. This is easy to drink now – perhaps too easy. The tannins are so soft and drinkable that we dare you to cellar this beauty. Drink now through 2024. Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points