Variety: 98% zinfandel (48% Lily Hill, 42% Maple Vineyards, 8% Westphall Vineyard) 2% petite sirah (Lily Hill)
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: Bright and opulent dark fruit aromas bring this complex wine to light. On the palette, coffee, vanilla and blackberry pie melt into velvety texture and layered, lingering tannins. Well-integrated acidity makes this wine balanced and will allow for extended cellaring. Patience will be rewarded if the Barrel 32 is cellared for five or more years
Winemaking Notes: Located high above Lake Sonoma at 1,250 feet in elevation in the Rockpile AVA, Westphall's extreme terrain and unique red volcanic soils lead to intense and naturally low quantity fruit yields that produce age worthy wine. Lily Hill Vineyard has become synonymous with zinfandels of elegance ad substance. From the first plantings in 1915 to the blocks planted in 2001, this majestic hillside vineyard benefits from cooler nights and warmer days. Maple Vineyard produces some of Dry Creek's finest head-trained, dry-farmed zinfandel grapes. The red clay loam soils provide elegant structure and balance to this wine, while Dry Creek's warm climate ensure bright fruit flavors.