Lot #2 BACA WINES
TUG O' WAR
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
BACA’s “Tug O’ War” Zinfandel has some impressive history – it is sourced from the oldest section of Maffei Vineyard’s Block 6, which was planted in 1928 by a community of Italian immigrants. Here, gorgeous old vines struggle in limited, loamy soils. Warm days create rich wine with pure, expressive, ripe berry flavors, which are tempered by the cool, foggy marine nights that give this Zinfandel a nerve of acidity. The resulting wine exhibits profound depth, nuance and serious aging potential.
BACA, which is Latin for ‘berry,’ produces California Zinfandel sourced from some of the state’s most notable vineyards. BACA is a family-owned, multi-generational winery specializing in complex, high-quality Zinfandel from heritage vineyards sites located in some of California’s most notable winegrowing regions.
This Zinfandel is deep garnet in color. Pure, lush fruit aromas of brambly berries reflect a classic Russian River profile with the added complexity of floral and candied orange notes. Dark and brooding in nature, the polished, tannic structure is filled out with plush fruit and balanced with vibrant acidity that leads to a finessed, spicy finish.
WINEMAKER(S): Megan Gunderson & Alison Frichtl
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: November 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: September 2025
National Distribution: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.