2019 BACA Marbles Zinfandel
This is a richly viscous and voluptuous red wine from the heat-loving appellation. Dried cherry and plum fruitiness meet baking spice, oak and a hint of lavender, with prominent tannin weight contributing additional heft and length.
Barrel Aging 9 months
Calistoga AVA – Pocai Vineyard
At the base of a gentle alluvial fan in the Calistoga AVA, framed by mountain ranges at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley, lies Pocai Vineyard. The gravelly soil drains well here and the sunlight is optimum. Hot summer days tempered by cool coastal breezes in the evening provide perfect ripening conditions for this expressive Zinfandel. The Ballentine family draws on their 100-year heritage of farming this site, first planted by their maternal grandfather, Libero Pocai.
|Varietal Composition||100% Zinfandel|
|Barrel Aging||14 Months in 25% New French Oak|