The Westphall Ridge Vineyard is located at nearly 1,400 ft elevation in the Rockpile appellation which is the highest in elevation of all of our single vineyard wines. This vineyard is characterized by its perfect western sun exposures, red volcanic soil, and steep slope. The sun exposure provides phenolic maturity without overripe flavors. The soil composition and extreme slope are what really set this Zinfandel apart. Owned by the Gloeckner family, the vineyard sits at the top of Rockpile Ridge with views of both forks of Lake Sonoma. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth.
The nose is a blend of fresh raspberries, minerals and spices which is the result of the deep root systems and stressed vines. The 2009 vintage is round and lush on the palate with well integrated tannins. Red berry fruits are complemented by complex flavors of iron and pencil shavings. Though there is a refined elegance to this Zinfandel, it still finishes with the structure that only a Rockpile wine can. Enjoy the Westphall Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel with your favorite grilled meats and root vegetables. It will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years.
ZAP Member Since: 2003 Winery Founded: 1998 Winery Location Region: Northern Sonoma Cases Produced: 10,000 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $$5 & $10 * All tastings complimentary for Wine Club Members. We offer a complimentary $5 tasting to visa signature card holders. Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our winery's website for details. Has a Wine Club: Yes * We offer three levels of Club Membership. Please check our website for information or contact the winery directly. Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only Offers Vineyard Tours: Yes Food Available at Winery: No Has a Picnic Area: Yes * We have two large picnic tables on our patio and numerous adirondack chairs on our lawn. Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only * If you are intersted in a private tour and tasting with our winemaker please contact our Director of Hospitality at the winery. Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only * Please contact our Director of Hopspitality to set up a barrel tasting.