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Lily Hill Estate Zinfandel

Lily Hill Estate Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Our beautiful hillside estate in the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley uses 85-year-old vines to produce one of the most complex and appealing zinfandels. Beginning with its elegant nose of red raspberry, clove, and vanilla aromas, the wine is a treat from start to finish. In the mouth, the wine seduces your palate with sweet raspberry fruit, chocolate, coffee, and a wonderful spicy finish. Drink this wine right now, or save it for drinking within the next seven years. Either way, you'll be enjoying one of our favorite wines from one of the top zinfandel-growing regions in the world.

Varietal Definition
Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California wine vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, and also the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in the 'heel' of Italy. It is typically made into a robust red wine. Its taste depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas such as the Napa Valley, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas such as Sonoma County. Many Zinfandels come from head pruned ‘Old Vines’. ‘Old Vine’ is generally understood to mean a vine that is more than 50 years old and that produces less than three tons per acre. ‘Head Pruning’ is an old European style of pruning that trains the vine into the shape of a goblet. It requires no wires or other complex trellis systems. Head pruning spreads the fruit uniformly along the vine and allows light penetration.In the USA a semi-sweet Rosé (blush-style) wine called ‘White Zinfandel’ has achieved widespread popularity. In fact, this popularity has so outstripped all other forms that many fans think there is actually a grape called “White Zinfandel” (there isn’t)!


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