Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
Variety: 92% zinfandel 8% petite sirah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: Dark fruits abound in this brooding medium-bodied wine. Prominent aromas of vanilla, cola and black berries melt into a soft palate underscored by sasparilla. Tannins are soft and seamless.
Vineyard Notes: Collier Falls farms 20 acres in the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley at elevations exceeding 1,000 feet. These steep vineyards of rocky, clay soil produce mountain fruit with great color, character and intensity. These vineyards also sit above the fog line. So while morning fog cools the valley floor, the hillside fruit enjoys plenty of sunshine. And during the warmer parts of the day, these southeast facing vineyards get early shade, creating an ideal temperature balance for the grapes — lots of sun to develop ripe flavors and varietal characteristics, and cooler periods to help the fruit achieve balance and complexity.
Cellar Recommendation: Enjoy this wine through 2026