Florence Vineyard

“Rockpile’s Original Zin”

See you at ZinEx, January 23, 2023 in San Francisco

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San Francisco Chronicle’s Jess Lander recounts Jack’s story of bringing the St. Peters’ Church Zinfandel to Rockpile in 1994 and the birth of an appellation. Read the article.

Florence Vineyard’s Inaugural wines introduced to rave reviews

Petit Sirah, 2020 Rockpile order now


Zinfandel, 2020 Rockpile Reserve

Two Puffs, 91 points, July 2022 Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah. If tasting no other Zin from the 2020 vintage than this one, it would be hard to believe that the vintage was as problematic as it was. It hits all of the right marks from varietal accuracy to deep and downright luscious, beautifully defined blackberry fruit, and it comes dressed up in a lovely bit of sweet, complementary oak. Its heat is exceptionally well buffered for a wine that is just short of 16.0% alcohol, and it matches its very considerable richness and size with an equally commendable sense of careful crafting. Drink it soon or drink it later and know that either option will show it to be a memorable Zin well worth seeking out.

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