2017 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel
"Sourced from the Rockpile AVA, which is known for its highly rocky and arid terrain. Right out of the gate you are enticed by the dense dark fruit with black tea flavors that mingle with minerals. Showing a soft mouthfeel and velvety tannins, this beautiful wine will cellar well for the next decade."
91 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"...this medium ruby/purple-tinged effort offers a pretty, classy Zinfandel nose of ripe plums and black cherries intermixed with toasted spices, scorched earth, and licorice. It has a certain savoriness, medium body, ripe tannins, and good acidity, with plenty of length on the finish..."
The Cat’s Cradle has an untamed character, opening with aromas of blackberry brambles, Bing cherry, violets and clove. Layers of dark plum, wet stone, and licorice flavors are supported with balanced acidity and structured tannins built to age.
|Varietal Composition||92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Syrah|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 39% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Rockpile, Sonoma County|