2006 Valdez Family Winery Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Rockpile
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
CT91.9 20 reviews
Label borrowed from 2004

Community Tasting Notes 16

  • rhanke wrote: 90 points

    July 3, 2012 - Seems to be aging well. nice structure and aroma.

  • bbakove wrote: 90 points

    April 8, 2012 - A very Sonoma Zin, bold yet restrained, strong but not imposing, this is great work from a winemaker with a good sense of the nuances of Zins. After 4 hours decanting, aromas of dark fruit, cigar and pepper wafted up and continued onto the palate.

  • mlunt wrote: 91 points

    February 24, 2012 - A big, aggressive wine. I suppose I should have known as much given that it's a zin, but I was hoping it had calmed down a bit 6 yrs after bottling. Opened and got a quick sip, very wound up and tannic, with a distinct bitter finish. The fruit was there, but overwhelmed by tannins.

    2.5 hrs in with grilled ribeyes, everything started coming together. More fruit and still a lot of structure, but definitely enjoyable. I haven't had a lot of zins recently, so no real benchmark to compare to.

    5 hrs after decanting and there's still structure left. This bottle can go for a while longer. Sad I don't have another to see how it fleshes out another 5 yrs down the road.

  • nogohawk wrote: 92 points

    November 12, 2011 - VG zin with loads of blackberry & a bit of spice on the finish

  • nogohawk wrote: 92 points

    October 9, 2011 - Popped & poured - drank over 2 nights; VG zin with loads of blackberry & a bit of spice on the finish; tannins mellowed even more on day 2

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Valdez Family Winery
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rockpile Road Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Rockpile

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 48 (30%)
  • Consumed 110 (70%)

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