Produced from the steepest part of our San Lorenzo Estate, the Rockgarden vineyard derives its name from the large cobbles that challenge it to produce fruit.
Rockgarden Zinfandel 2017, San Lorenzo Estate
The Padrone clone, a favorite from my many days walking acres of Sonoma County’s zinfandel vineyards purchasing for Seghesio, was my choice for this site just below our home. Grapes are harvested at night, double sorted, then placed in small 4-ton, open-top tanks where they cold-soak for 5 days at 55°. Punch-downs and pump-overs ensue until day 6 when we turn off the cooling and inoculate to begin fermentation.
Aging 100% Francois Freres (1/3 each new, one-year old and two year old barrels).
2016 was rated 94 its in the Wine Spectator.
2015 was rated 93 points in the Wine Spectator View review here.