“Bella has produced a 2013 Petite Sirah from Alexander Valley. As one might expect, the color is black and blue as a moonless night. The wine is super-rich, concentrated and dense, with relatively sweet tannins. This is a beauty – pure, impressive and extremely well-balanced for such a young wine from this varietal. Drink it now or 35 years from now.”
93+ Points: An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines
-Robert Parker, March 2016
Variety: 84% petite sirah, 16% zinfandel
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Sensory Notes: The 2013 Big River petite sirah begins with dark, brooding earthy aromatics of leather and wild mushrooms. The palette exhibits complex layers of cassis, plum, and blueberries. The finish is long and lingering with delightfully approachable tannins. This wine will age wonderfully for years to come.
Vineyard Notes: The Big River Ranch property sits on a picturesque benchland above the Russian River. The deep red soils and hot summer days typical of Alexander Valley create wines full of character and complexity. Early morning fog from the nearby Russian River allows for a longer growing season for these coveted wines.
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2023.