91 Points

2018 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel

$58.00
$49.30 Member price*
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SKU
18BZN7CC-6PK
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Critic Review
91
Points
Jeb Dunnuck
"...the 2018 Zinfandel Cat's Cradle was fermented in a mix of concrete and stainless steel and spent 11 months in 39% new French oak. Mulled plums, dark chocolate, tobacco, and scorched earth notes emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful on the palate."
91
Points
2018 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel Bottle Shot2018 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel Bottle Shot
RaspberryRaspberry

Potpourri

Warm SpiceWarm Spice

Blackberry

Ripe BerryRipe Berry

Terra Cotta

Vanilla BeanVanilla Bean

Licorice Tea

We love the exotic profile of this wine that is so unique to Zinfandel from this region. Deep ruby in color, Cat’s Cradle has nuanced aromas of potpourri, spicy clove, and sun-ripened blackberry that rise from the glass. The generous palate displays a fleshy and polished texture full of concentrated flavors. Earthy notes of terra cotta and licorice tea provide grounding balance and lead to a supple and lingering finish.

LevelsLevels

Barrel Aging 10 months

Rockpile is Zinfandel country,

Gap’s Crown Vineyard
Perched on a hillside in the direct path of steady winds from the Pacific Ocean.

Petaluma Gap
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.

Rockpile is Zinfandel country,
More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Syrah
Barrel Aging11 Months in 39% New French Oak and 5% Amphora
AppellationRockpile
VineyardRockpile, Sonoma County
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. Even when Mother Nature was unpredictable, our preparation paid off and we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
Vintage2018
GrapeZinfandel
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