Vinification notes: Fruit from our Lily Hill estate was destemmed and crushed before going through a 12-day fermentation in a submerged cab tank. The syrah grapes used in the blend were co-fermented with the zinfandel. Aging occurred in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 16 months.
Sensory Notes: The 2007 Lily Hill zinfandel tantalizes the nose with a delicate aroma of blackcurrant and cloves. This velvety textured wine delivers solid red fruit and soft tannins on the palate, with a lingering finish of plum and roasted coffee beans.
Vineyard Notes: Our Lily Hill estate vineyard is located on the western slope of the Dry Creek Valley, directly above our wine cave. We are privileged to have 10 acres of old vine zinfandel planted in 1915. These weathered vines give us ultra-ripe, concentrated fruit that brings intense flavor and complexity to our wines.
Vintage Synopsis: In 2007 we experienced a steady summer of warm days and cool, foggy nights, ideal growing conditions for top-notch winegrapes. 2007 wines have excellent concentration with full but soft tannins. The vintage balances power and finesse and is perhaps the best year in Sonoma County in the last decade.
Cellar Recommendations: Drink between 2010 until 2018
Strictly limited production. Only 950 cases produced.