Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 105190
  • red wine
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Vivid aromas of ripe raspberries, mulling spices and licorice. Impenetrable red hue promises mouth-coating flavors. Site-specific flint-like minerality crafts added layers of complexity. Balanced acidity in concert with moderately dusty tannins create a refined mid-palate richness and length on the finish. French oak's fine-grained wood imparts toasty, vanilla-scented undertones

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Zinfandel Rockpile comes from this relatively recent appellation, which is essentially a tiny, high-elevation ridge of vines planted at various heights, with most of the vineyards at 1200-feet or more above the Dry Creek Valley. Loads of spice, earth and chewy black raspberry and black cherry fruit, along with some licorice and herbs jump from the glass of this meaty, juicy, full-bodied, slightly tannic red. This is a big Zinfandel with plenty of structure, but I still hold to the belief that these wines are best drunk in their exuberant, flamboyant, youthful state – the first 5-7 years of life. That said, there is serious length on this Rockpile, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve past a decade. This is another superb wine from a family that certainly has a Midas touch with these varietals."
92 Points

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Established in 1985, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. Seghesio Family Vineyards' 300 acres in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys represent some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones. With a...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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