2018 BACA Bleachers Zinfandel
With layers of wild game, mushroom and powerfully built tannin, this is a seriously ripe and rich wine. It finds salvation in a crisp, crunchy undercurrent of high-toned red fruit that helps to brighten and lighten the palate before finishing in oaky spice.
Barrel Aging 11 months
Dry Creek Valley AVA - Rudy's Vineyard
Tucked along the curve of the Dry Creek Valley lies Rudy's Vineyard. The land is dry farmed, the old vine head-trained, and the soil well drained. Its fruit makes a rich, round Zinfandel - best enjoyed with a view.
|Varietal Composition||100% Zinfandel|
|Barrel Aging||11 Months in 40% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
|Vintage Notes||Following 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!|