2019 BACA Somersault Zinfandel
"Concentrated, intense red and black fruit flavors light up this full-bodied, moderately tannic and well-balanced wine. Sourced from a 100-year-old vineyard, it brings along minty, cedary accents that add extra complexity and interest."
Mendocino – Pacini Vineyard
Planted over 100 years ago, Pacini vineyard is perched on the wild slopes of Mayacamas Mountain Range majestically overlooking Ukiah to the west. A true heritage vineyard, 2018 marks the year that the great-grandson bought the vineyard back into the family. With great care and vision the site is being rehabilitated in concert with the natural habitat by employing true dry-farming, sustainable practices, and sheep as natural (and very cute) mowers. The wine made from these centenarian vines presents a powerful yet elegant side of Zinfandel. May they continue to be fruitful for another century to come!
|Varietal Composition||100% Zinfandel|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 30% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Pacini Vineyard, Mendocino|
|Vintage Notes||The 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to ripen at slow, even place. The long picking windows bore fruit with beautiful freshness at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are exceptionally elegant.|