2007 Rocking Z Zinfandel

Situated at the base of Bradford Mountain on the western slopes of Dry Creek Valley, Shippey Vineyards is comprised of two small vineyards, one planted to Zinfandel, the Rocking Z Vineyard, and the other to Petite Sirah, the Flaming J Vineyard.

With its well drained gravelly loam soil and vines grafted to the St. Peters Church (Cloverdale) heritage clone, the Rocking Z Vineyard produces intensely flavored fruit with the spicy character indicative of Zinfandel grown in this premier growing region for this quintessential California variety.

Our Rocking Z Vineyard Zinfandel displays a deep rich color, forward aromas and flavors of berries and spice enhanced by notes of carmelly oak from extended aging in French and American oak.

Grapes: 100% Zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Barrel Aging: 30 months in French & American Oak
Alcohol: 14.9%
Residual Sugar: Dry
Aging Potential: 5 – 10 years
Production: 300 - 500 cases annually
Winemaker: Mike Duffy

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