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2016 The Confessor, Red Wine, Rockpile

2016 The Confessor, Red Wine, Rockpile

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SKU: CRRP16
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Vineyard Notes
Vineyard Notes
The Rockpile AVA has been growing grapes for over 130 years. Branham Estate originally planted in 1994 is 410 acres surrounded by wilderness, the property is located in Northwest Sonoma County.
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Dark, ruby in color. Aromas and flavors of mushrooms, raspberry compote and roasted peppers. This is a medium bodied wine with notes of plum, toasted bread and elegant tannins. This notable blend coming from the Rhone, offers complexity that is delivered from the fruit forward Grenache, we find a balance in our blend with adding the spice of peppery Syrah and structure from our Mourvèdre.
Winemaker Notes
Production Notes
Production Notes
2016 vintage was an uneventful year for Sonoma winemakers. The only challenge that presented itself in our growing season was bud break got off to an early start, with some areas by the beginning of February. Flowering began about a month later. Moderate weather blessed us in summer which provided evening ripening for our fruit.
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Food Pairing
Food Pairing Notes
This is a versatile wine for food lovers. We enjoy this with seared or blackened swordfish, oven roasted tomatoes, olives, capers and charred fennel.
Wine Specs
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Rockpile
Vineyard Designation
Branham Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 22, 2016
Acid
4.9 g/L
pH
3.69
Aging
20 percent New French Oak
Bottling Date
December 5, 2018
Alcohol %
13.2
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