Acquired in 2003, Rockaway Vineyard is planted almost exclusively to Bordeaux varietals, with just a bit of Syrah. On the eastern slope of Alexander Valley just above Geyserville, the property rises to an elevation of 750 feet, with the contour sloping northeast and southwest. Soils here are fairly acidic, comprised of gravelly clay subsoil over fractured sandstone. This well-drained, low pH earth encourages the development of small clusters, giving us a high juice to skin ratio that is ideal for making bold, concentrated reds. An excellent site for our single vineyard designated program, the first vintage of Rockaway Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was the 2005 vintage (released in 2008).
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah