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2016 Maple Annie's Block zinfandel

Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2016 Zinfandel Maple Annie's Block is 97% Zinfandel and 3% Petite Sirah and was brought up in 85% French oak, 10% Hungarian, and 5% American for 15 months with 20% new. It's a richer, deeper wine that has lots of red and black plum fruits as well as notes of cedar spice, scorched earth, and licorice. Full-bodied, rounded, nicely textured, and chewy, it has beautiful fruit and complexity, ripe tannins, and a good finish. It's another high-quality, balanced wine from this estate." 94 Points
- July 2019

2016 Block 10 zinfandel

Jeb Dunnuck
“Last of the Zinfandels, the 2016 Zinfandel Block 10 comes from the Russian River Valley and was brought up in 20% new oak, most being Hungarian oak. It's slightly deeper colored and offers more black and blue fruits, incense, cedary spice, and hints of menthol. Ripe, incredibly sexy, upfront, and just loaded with character, it's another winner from this estate." 94 Points
- July 2019

2016 Rock's Edge zinfandel

Connoisseurs' Guide
“Sweet, crème-brûlée-like oak handily provides fine support to the intensely, deeply rendered, ripe berry fruit that is the headliner of yet another very rich member of the Bella family, and, if this wine shares in the potency that marks each of its mates, it is ever so slightly more polished in its youth. That said, it is still a very age-worthy Zinfandel with the structure to commend cellaring, however it is expressive right now, and one cannot go wrong setting it aside beyond its fifth birthday." 91 Points
- July 2019

2016 Maple Vineyard zinfandel

Connoisseurs' Guide
“Bella’s four, very bold Zinfandels share in their orientation to full ripeness without giving up anything in the way of fruity depth and definition, and this one from the Maple Vineyards ranks as our favorite in a very good bunch owing to its combination of richness and structured solidity. It is never hesitant in any way, yet it conveys a sense of reserve and an inkling of early polish despite assuming a sturdy, fairly muscular stance. It is a wine of considerable potential, its outgoing fruit notwithstanding, and it will not start showing its best until another three to five years have come and gone." 92 Points
- July 2019

2016 Barrel 32 zinfandel

Wine Review Online
“A barrel select Zinfandel, and a blend of many vineyard sources. It shows great structure, briary fruit with soft pepper, a hint of leaf and a long finish that pushes the dark fruit aspect. This joins a select group of classic age-worthy Zinfandels that will turn elegant as it ages long. Beautifully blended.” 95 Points
-Rich Cook, December 2018

Connoisseurs' Guide
“This big, but well-balanced bottling does an exceptionally fine job at being both very ripe and keenly focused on loads of pure berry-like fruit at once, and it hits all of the varietal marks smartly without crossing the line of being too much of a good thing. Its slight finishing heat is a small price to pay for the kind of richness that marks its every turn, and, if marginally less tannic and not as vehemently demanding of age as any of its companions from Bella, it is certain to be better yet if it is allowed to quietly sit for another few years. ” 91 Points
- July 2019

2016 Lily Hill Estate zinfandel

Wine Review Online
“This estate site contains 8 blocks of Zinfandel with different ages, oldest 95 years or so, and Winemaker Joe Healy utilized eight different coopers of French, Hungarian and American oak, typically toasted to medium-plus.  A bright mix of red berries, spice, mixed peppercorns on the nose and in the mouth, delivered with power on the palate, but without overweight tendencies. 14.7 Alcohol, great tannin structure and a long finish that is just starting to unwind. Great juice!” 94 Points
-Rich Cook, December 2018

Wine Enthusiast
“This full-bodied wine tastes alive and fresh, showing an abundance of fruit flavors, fine concentration and very good balance. Strawberry and raspberry notes are supported by deeper blackberry flavors, moderate tannins and good acidity for a grippy mouthfeel.” 93 Points: Excellent; highly recommended
-Jim Gordon, February 2019

Jeb Dunnuck
“A blend of 96% Zinfandel and 4% Petite Sirah, the 2016 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.” 92+ Points
- July 2019

Connoisseurs' Guide
“Every bit as big, bold and ripe as the other Zinfandels in Bella’s latest collection, this densely packed offering is slightly sturdier in build and is underpinned by more obvious tannin. It trades sophistication for rustic richness but is absolutely loaded with extracted, oak-enriched, dark berry fruit and, if perhaps never a wine of politeness and polish, it will be far less unruly once a few years have passed and has the stamina to keep going for many more after that.” 90 Points
- July 2019