The 2018 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 with savory qualities, juicy acidity and soft silky tannins. Only 6 barrels of this wine were produced!
Tasting Notes: With a pretty floral nose of dark ripe fruit, the 2018 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 smoky finish. The incorporation of a small amount of Petite Sirah pushes the finish into rich, substantial length.
Winery Notes: The 2018 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. A pure expression of beauty in a classic Dry Creek Valley zinfandel style, this wine begins with pretty aromatics of red raspberry and floral notes, leading to black cherry and black licorice. Silky in texture, bright acidity makes for a mouthwatering finish.