Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
Variety: 96% zinfandel, 4% petite sirah
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Sensory Notes: The wine begins with lovely aromatics and a hint of forest floor. It is balanced with bright lively black and red fruits. Notes of sassparilla and anise evolve into a velvety full mouth-feel that is rich and dense. The finish is long and silky.
Vineyard Notes: The Big River Ranch property sits on a picturesque benchland above the Russian River in the Alexander Valley. The 14 acres of 110-year old vines showcase what old vine zinfandel can achieve: limited yields with dark, concentrated fruit. 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 2024