Hill Family Estate 2013 Barrel Blend
93 Robert Parker
A third generation California farmer, Doug Hill has been growing grapes for some of Napa Valley’s finest producers for the last thirty-five years. Since their first vintage they have been working with winemaker Alison Doran, a UC Davis graduate in 1976. Doug’s son Ryan runs the Sales & Marketing team for his family’s winery.
Ryan Hill teamed up with pro surfer Kyle Knox to develope a signature surfboard for Kyle that was airbrushed with grape juice Ryan calls 'Hill Harvest Red'. Kyle loved the idea of “being in the barrel” as both a wine term, and a surfing term. For over ten years, the Hill Family has been producing The Barrel Blend, their aim is to produce the best 100% Napa Valley wine under $30 per bottle.