Variety: 97% zinfandel, 3% syrah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Because the 2018 vintage wines have been slow to open, Florence Vineyard zinfandel was
cellared for an additional 15 months after being bottled and efforts have been greatly rewarded. This wine
wows with poise and elegance. Floral and seductive, it delivers quiet strength and embodies the bright
raspberry fruits Dry Creek Valley is known for. Supple fruit meets violets and vanilla with soft, savory tannins.
This is a continually-evolving wine that will cellar wonderfully.
Located a quarter-mile from our Lily Hill Estate Vineyard, the Florence Vineyard is influenced
by the bordering Peña Creek, giving the soil a well-draining, rocky quality unique to this site. The vines were
cultivated from cuttings of the St. Peter’s Church clone taken from Jack Florence’s famous Rockpile Ranch,
which produce extremely small berries that deliver intense flavors. To add to the depth and nuance of this
wine, we also included 3% syrah from Lily Hill Vineyard.
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2030.