Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
Variety: 87% zinfandel, 13% petite sirah
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Sensory Notes: Subtle, savory and elegant, this fetching wine offers complex layers of blackberry, black cherry and ripe dark plum. On the palate, plush, round tannins add to a silky mouthfeel that contributes to the wine’s long, satisfying finish
Vineyard Notes: The Big River Ranch property sits on a picturesque benchland above the Russian River. 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 the region create wines full of character and complexity, while early morning fog from the nearby Russian River allows for a longer growing season for these coveted wines.
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2025.