Wines

2019 Rockpile Zinfandel

2019-Rockpile-Zinfandel

The color is a deep crimson red with a violet hue. The wine opens with a red fruit profile and pepper notes. As it opens in the glass, blackberries, brambles, and spicy hints of clove, rosemary, and cinnamon emerge. The wine is round and rich, even silky on the palate. It finishes with fine-grain tannins reminiscent of Cabernets, which is very typical of Rockpile Ridge, being high elevation with dry soils.

Food Pairings: Zinfandel classic pairings include grilled lamb, grilled beef and ribs though it goes beautifully with pastas, stews, and hearty cheeses too.

Production: 75 Cases
Blend: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Release: October 2021
Other Information: Vineyard; Vintage; Harvest, Fermentation, & Aging

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2020 Verdelho

2020-Verdelho

The color is medium yellow with green hues. The wine opens with fresh aromas of Fuji and Pippin apples followed by citrus aromas of orange, pineapple, lemon zest and kiwi. With time in the glass, a second wave of riper aromas appears: honeydew melon, pear and apricot with tropical notes of papaya and guava. Flavors follow through from the aromas. In the mouth, the texture is delicate and silky. The wine finishes very crisp, racy and long. This is a multi-faceted wine for warm spring & summer afternoons around the pool, patio or porch.

Food Pairings: Our Verdelho enhances seafood such as scallops, filet of sole or trout. It also excels with niçoise salad, ripe, freshly sliced fruits and a variety of cheeses: both savory and delicate.

Production: 98 Cases
Blend: 100% Verdelho
Cooperage: Stainless Steel & neutral French Oak
Release: April 2021
Other Information: Vineyard; Vintage; Harvest, Fermentation, & Aging

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2020 “The Princess” Rosé

2020-The-Princess-Rosé

The color is passionate pink with magenta hues in the meniscus. Fruit aromas include ripe red apple, stone fruits, cranberry, pomegranate and orange zest. These follow through into the flavors. On the palate there is bright acidity, followed by a round texture. The finish is crisp and very refreshing, while inviting another glass!

Food Pairings: This Rosé is excellent with savory cheeses, fresh sliced fruits, a variety of appetizers or with delicate fish courses such as trout or Petrale sole. Enjoy!

Production: 95 Cases
Blend: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage: Stainless Steel
Release: April 2021
Other Information: Vineyard; Vintage; Harvest, Fermentation, & Aging

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2018 Calafia Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Calafia Cabernet Sauvignon

The color is a deep crimson red with violet hues. The red and black aroma profile consists of raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, clove and cinnamon. The flavors are more black fruit: cassis, elderberry, lingonberry and nutmeg. With time and air, the nuances of French oak appear. On the palate, the texture is full, round and smooth with fine grain tannins for aging 10 years or longer.

Production: 140 Cases
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Malbec
5% Petit Verdot
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Release: November 2021
Other Information: Vineyard; Vintage; Harvest, Fermentation, & Aging

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2018 La Reina, Estate Bottled

Calafia 2018 La Reina
The color is deep garnet red with blue and indigo hues. The aromas are almost all black: cassis, blackberry, elderberry, licorice and cardamom. Flavors are similar: currants, dark chocolate, allspice and clove. Supportive French oak nuances come with air and time in the glass. The palate and texture are round, rich, smooth and coating, and the finish shows persistence and fine-grain tannins for structure. Overall, the wine is elegant and restrained yet suitable for over 10 years of bottle aging.

Production: 125 Cases
Blend: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Petit Verdot
17% Malbec
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Release: November 2021
Other Information: Vineyard; Vintage; Harvest, Fermentation, & Aging

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