Sold Out! 92 Points

2016 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel

Critic Review
Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone | "Best of 2018" Issue
"Beautifully inviting in aromas of baked bread and cherry-berry fruitiness, this is a well-integrated, soft and rich wine that delivers plenty of vibrant flavor and complexity. A note of charred oak provides complexity on the finish.”
92 points | IWR, Owen Bargreen
"The Maffei Vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley, first planted in the 1940s. The site is slightly cooler. The wine shows a darker fruit profile with milk chocolate and stewed blackberry, with milk chocolate and a plush mouthfeel."
More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Zinfandel
Barrel AgingAged 10 months in 30% New French Oak
AppellationRussian River Valley
VineyardMaffei Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Vintage NotesTug O' War 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. The resulting wines exhibit profound depth, nuance, and serious aging potential. Here, 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.
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