About This Wine
Zinfandel is a very special California variety.
Zinfandel from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley is particularly coveted, because Dry Creek is home to so many perfectly sited Zin vineyards. One of those is the Florence Vineyard, influenced by the bordering Pena Creek, which gives the soil a well-draining, rocky quality that’s unique to the site.
The vines were cultivated from cuttings of the St. Peter’s Church clone, taken from Jack Florence’s infamous Rockpile Ranch, which produces extremely small berries that deliver intense flavors. Bella Vineyards then blends in small amounts of two other varieties and uses oak barrels from two countries to further enhance the complexity of the finished wine.
The 2013 vintage of Bella’s Florence Vineyard Zinfandel is an aromatic and deeply flavored elixir, one that pairs perfectly with slow-roasted pork seasoned with a Chinese five-spice rub or a Santa Maria-style barbecue rub. It’s a truly special rendition of California Zinfandel.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:89% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignan
- Grape Source:Florence Vineyard in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Boysenberry Pie and Cedar
- Aging Vessels:French & American Oak Barrels (15% First Fill) for 17 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestionslow-roasted pork with a Chinese five-spice rub.
17 recipes match for this wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe