Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
Variety: 97% zinfandel, 3% petite sirah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: Compelling aromas of dark mocha and blackberry jam rise from the glass. On the palate, tart, bright fruit and Bing cherry and red current flavors lead into notes of licorice and baking spice, with a beautiful structure giving this wine a lush, yet vibrant, finish.
Vineyard Notes: Fruit for the Maple Vineyards zinfandel comes from two very special blocks of this benchland property in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. Tina and the late Tom Maple have dedicated their lives to producing some of Dry Creek’s finest head-trained, dry-farmed zinfandel grapes. The red clay loam soils provides elegant structure and balance to this wine, while Dry Creek’s warm climate ensures bright fruit flavors.
Cellar Recommendation: Enjoy this wine through 2024