Posts tagged: Dry Creek Valley

EXTRAORDINARY “ANCIENT VINE” ZINFANDEL

  Two friends, Founders – David Huang and Clint Holdsworth, crossed paths in Napa, but come very different back grounds.  David studied biomedical engineering at Harvard. he had to decide between going to UC Davis to study winemaking and going to medical school. He chose medical school and went to the Uniformed Services University. He […]

100 YEAR OLD/ 150 CASE “ZINSATION”

The best caves, and cave tour in California (hint, hint for those who like to visit). Add a few amazing vineyards, including their Estate properties and 2 great winemakers and you have the key to success.  Bella has been producing stunning Zins for 20 years now very quietly, below the radar, but not for long. […]

Hidden Cabernet Deal

Three childhood friends (since 6th grade) took different paths after college but somehow were drawn back to their hometown of Sonoma.  Envolve was created to put a longtime dream to rest; start a winery together.  All three have different backgrounds, but they all lead to one common denominator – WINE! Envolve 2011 Cabernet “Puma” Dry […]

Bella stuns with 2009 Lily Hill!

The new vintage of this much coveted old-vine zinfandel, is sourced from the oldest block of vines above the Bella vineyard caves.  This block was planted in 1915, and close to it’s centennial age! The 2009 Lily Hill Zinfandel teases the nose with fine whiffs of black stone fruit.  I would call this wine silky […]