The 2017 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella’s 1.2 acre old vine “Lily Hill Estate” vineyard which was planted in 1915. This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful balance of bold black and red stone fruit and a hint of subtle spiciness. An elegant bouquet of brambly raspberries, chocolate and plum underscores the classic style of this great estate. The palate delivers cocoa and candied fruit, finishing wiht savory qualities, juicy acidity and soft silky tannins. Only 6 barrels of this wine were produced!
FM Wines 96 Points: With a pretty floral nose of dark ripe fruit, the 2017 Lily Hill zinfandel exhibits classic and lively Dry Creek flavors of blackberries, black cherries, licorice and exotic spices. The wine has a silky texture with a full mouthfeel, intertwined with a smokey finish. The incorporation of a small amount of petite sirah pushes the finish into rich, substantial length.
Winery Notes: The 2017 Zinfandel Lily Hill Estate comes from a site in the Dry Creek Valley and was brought up in a combination of French and Hungarian oak. Classic spiced red plums, incense, brambly herbs, and cedar notes all give way to a medium-bodied, elegant red that has nicely integrated acidity, ripe tannins, and a sexy yet elegant style that’s going to evolve for over a decade. It’s easily the most elegant and vibrant in the lineup, and is a beautiful wine.
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