Lot #4 BACA WINES

TUG O' WAR

Zinfandel
  • Maffei Vineyard
  • Russian River Valley

2021
5 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

Sourced from the oldest section, Block 6 of the historic Maffei Vineyard planted in 1928, BACA’s “Tug O’ War” Zinfandel has some history. This wine was born in California’s historic vineyards planted many decades ago by a community of Italian immigrants. Here, gorgeous old vines struggle in limited, loamy soils. Warm days create rich wine with pure, explosive, 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, Latin for berry, produces California Zinfandel sourced from some of the state’s most notable vineyards located in Russian River Valley. Led by Winemaker Alison Frichtl Hollister and Vintner Jennifer Brown, their inaugural wine portfolio focuses on complex, high quality Zinfandel wines.

This Zinfandel is deep garnet in color. Pure, lush fruit aromas of blackberry and raspberry 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): Alison Frichtl

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: April 2023

National Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.