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2006 Rockpile Zinfandel Westphall Ridge Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 85 WS
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 315685-2006-750-3A

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$59.95

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    Fans of superripe Zinfandels will love this over-the-top wine. Offers sweet scents of cherry and vanilla, with ultrajammy plum, cracked pepper and dried cedar flavors that finish with rustic tannins. Drink now through 2012. 257 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2012
    Author: Tim Fish
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as California’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers Turley, Martinelli, and Ridge for some of the best examples of California Zin.

    Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors