As the above alludes to – we develop and create this wine in the vineyard, so at the winery we can, through careful and diligent wine making tease out the uniqueness from each grape during the fermentation process. The wines are then aged separately for several months letting individual characters evolve. The next stage of blending allows us almost limitless computations to make our ‘Barrel Select’ blend. Striving for focus, complexity and balance while at the same time showcasing that very special place ‘Rockpile’ in our ‘house’ restrained style. The Petite Verdot although robust actually brings a pretty floral, a blue fruit component to the blend, while Cabernet Franc’s bright red fruit, keen acidity and an earthy fragrance brings both complexity and charm to the finished wine.