15 months in 60 gallon barrels; 20% new oak, 40% American/60% French
This Belle Canyon zin is a classic from a very special hillside Dry Creek Valley vineyard. On the nose, there are hints of sweet vanilla and bright ripe fruit. On the palate are strawberries, dark cherry liqueur and caramel, ending in a long, lingering, mouth-filling finish. Drinking fantastic right now, this wine will age well through 2008.