94 Points

2018 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel

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Critic Review
Jeb Dunnuck
"Coming all from the Maffei Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and very old vines, the 2018 Zinfandel Tug O' War sports a deep plum/ruby hue as well as classic Zin notes of brambly herbs, cedarwood, candied orange rind, and strawberry and plum fruits. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and nicely concentrated, it has a wonderful sense of elegance and purity, silky tannins, and no hard edges. This beautiful Zinfandel does everything right!"
91 Points | Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"Fruity, with a dusty nose of baked plum, cinnamon and prune, this wine comes from a vineyard planted between 1929 and 1949. Still in the same family, it offers bright, quenching acidity beneath the brawn and lasting heat."
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The 2018 Tug O' War 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.

Barrel Aging 10 months

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Zinfandel
Barrel Aging10 Months in 40% New French Oak
AppellationRussian River Valley
VineyardMaffei Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
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