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."
92 Points | Wine Enthusiast
91 Points & Double Gold Award | 2020 American Fine Wine Competition
Rockpile is Zinfandel country,
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
Perched on a hillside in the direct path of steady winds from the Pacific Ocean.
A break in the coastal range at Bodega Bay that lets in fog and cool air
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright afternoon sunshine.
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|