Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
Variety: 100% zinfandel
Appellation: Rockpile AVA
Sensory Notes: Beautifully combining both sweet and savory elements, this elegant and silky zinfandel display lovely layers of moist earth, mushrooms, cola and blackberry. Subtle tannins add lift and definition, framing the complex flavors, and carrying the wine to a long, supple finish.
Vineyard Notes: Rockpile is the most extreme vineyard land in the Dry Creek Valley. Famous for its steep peaks and strong winds, it yields absolutely killer zins. Perched high above Lake Sonoma, the region’s scarce water, thin soils and thick rock bed make it difficult for vines to establish their roots. This struggle produces fruit with remarkable intensity and complexity, making blockbuster zinfandel. Located at an elevation of 1,250 feet, Westphall Vineyard has ideal western sun exposures, red volcanic soil and steep slopes—all of which contribute to the character and complexity of this wine.