This unique lot features a 10-bottle Rockpile vertical from Beekeeper Cellars
, spanning 2009 through 2018:
- 2009-2013 Madrone Spring Vineyard, Rockpile
- 2014-2018 Secret Stones, Rockpile
Beekeeper Cellars is the vision of best friends and co-winemakers Ian Blackburn and Clay Mauritson. Individually, the two pursued adventurous careers in the wine industry, and eventually came together to launch a collaborative project—Beekeeper Cellars.
Per Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, “There is host of accomplished Zinfandels to choose from these days, but we have come to expect Beekeeper’s version to vie for top honors as each new vintage arrives, and the latest Secret Stones bottling is a stunning, amazingly well-made wine that does not disappoint. It is a big, remarkably deep working that is brimming with concentrated, very pure varietal fruit and, while fully ripe, never crosses the line into excess. It is nothing short of an absolute show-stopper now, but it has all the hallmarks of a classic rendition that will grow and grow with time, and serious collectors lucky enough to hide a few bottles away in the dark and distant recesses of the cellar for a full decade or more will see just how good genuinely great Zinfandel can be when given the chance to age.”
Now multiply that by 10 and you have an exceptional lot of stellar wine!