91 Points

2018 BACA Home Base Zinfandel

$40.00
$34.00 Member price*
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SKU
18BZN7HB-6PK
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Critic Review
91
Points
Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"With grapes grown by the Mauritson family, this wine is gritty, textured and gravely on the palate, with exuberantly full-bodied red fruit. Bringing heat and intensity to the fore, it settles into a structured finish of dusty black pepper and nutmeg."

Jeb Dunnuck
"Coming from the Robert Mauritson Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley and aged 11 months in 32% new French oak (and 35% in concrete), the 2018 Zinfandel Home Base offers a richer, medium to full-bodied style as well as classic brambly herbs, tobacco, cedar, and spiced red and blue fruit aromas and flavors. It's textured, has beautiful tannins and no hard edges, and is an undeniably delicious Zinfandel."
91
Points
2018 BACA Home Base Zinfandel Bottle Shot2018 BACA Home Base Zinfandel Bottle Shot
Warm SpiceWarm Spice

Dark Berry

Ripe BerryRipe Berry

Terra Cotta

RaspberryRaspberry

Coriander

Vanilla BeanVanilla Bean

Fennel Frond

Sourced from the renowned Dry Creek Valley, the 2018 Home Base is rich with intense dark berry notes. Savory aromas of wet stone, coriander, fennel frond, and anise lie atop a weighty, densely structured palate. This classic, lush Zinfandel rounds out with a mouthwatering, spicy finish.

LevelsLevels

Barrel Aging 10 months

Dry Creek AVA – Rudy's Vineyard & Mauritson Home Ranch

Home Base starts with fruit farmed by the pioneering Mauritson family. This Zinfandel was made from two vineyards on the eastern side of the valley with vine ages ranging from 40-70 years old. One of the oldest wine regions in California, Dry Creek Valley has been renowned for its Zinfandel since the 1880’s. Distinctive from most other growing regions in Sonoma county, the valley warms earlier in the day and reaches higher average temperatures, yet still drops dramatically in temperature at night. These conditions make for deliciously rich and weighty wine.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Zinfandel
Barrel Aging11 months in 32% New French Oak and 35% Concrete
AppellationDry Creek Valley
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. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
Vintage2018
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