2013 The Convict, Branham Vineyard, Rockpile
The Convict is named for the labor used by the sheriff, Tennessee Carter Bishop, in the 1870’s to carve a 15 mile road to his property in the rugged mountainous terrain of Rockpile. The depth & complexity of this wine come from our four old vine zinfandel clones planted on steep rocky terraces overlooking Lake Sonoma. Sitting at 1500 feet above sea level, the undulating earth & desolate locale of these vineyards create intense characteristics expressive of its rich history.
Our third release from this jewel of a vineyard, and showing some of that muscle we expect from this region along with layers of bright fruit, a keen acidity and broad mouthfeel.
Only 400 cases produced.
Pairs perfectly with our own Culinary Guru Annette McDonnell’s Potato Croquettes with Roast Beef & Arugula topped with a sweet pepper garlic aioli & chives
The view from the terrace is like a painting, layered with greens and golds, gradually blending into deeper earth tones and finally fading to hazy purple hues at the horizon.
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