WSI93+ A pure expression of beauty in a classic Dry Creek Valley zinfandel style, this wine begins with pretty aromatics of red raspberry and floral notes, leading to black cherry and black licorice. Silky in texture, bright acidity makes for a mouthwatering finish.
Lily Hill Estate is our amazing old vine zinfandel vineyard in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley and is also home to our winery. Lily Hill is where our winery is located and where Italian immigrant Adamo Micheli and his young son, Angelo, planted the first vines over 100 years ago in 1915.
Lily Hill Vineyard has become synonymous with zinfandels of elegance and substance. From the first plantings in 1915 to the blocks planted in 2001, this majestic hillside vineyard benefits from cooler nights and warmer days. We have 8 different blocks of zinfandel on Lily Hill, each of which is picked individually according to ripeness. After a year of plentiful rain that enriched the soils, ideal weather allowed for perfect ripening. The fruit was sorted, destemmed and given 21 days of skin contact, with two pumpovers a day until it was pressed at dryness. The wine was barrelled-down into a combination of French and Hungarian oak, 20% new, for 16 months in our wine caves. 96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah