Variety: 82% zinfandel, 12% petite sirah, 6% carignane
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: Bright and fresh, the Hills + Benches zinfandel displays layers of plum, strawberry, and black tea, all leading to a rich, round finish with plenty of minerality.
Vineyard Notes: To showcase the classic Dry Creek Valley style, we created this wine by artfully blending hillside and benchland fruit. Our estate vineyard, Lily Hill, is perched above the north end of the valley and provides dark, concentrated grapes, the result of the rugged and 'stressed' hillside vines. We sourced the benchland portion of this blend from several vineyards, including the Florence vineyard, whose grapes bring red fruit and soft, lush texture. The carignane adds a vibrancy to the blend, while the petite sirah helps to finish this beautiful wine with structure.
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2021.