2021 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel
"This comes form the Rockpile appellation which is northwest of Healdsburg. Set near Lake Sonoma, in this rocky site, this reveals a wonderful aromatic intensity with deep dark fruit with dark florals alongside smoldering stones. Super-concentrated dark berries combine with light salinity and a beautiful astringency on the palate. Full-bodied, this is beautiful wine to consume now and over the next ten plus years."
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.
|Varietal Composition||96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah|
|Appellation||Rockpile, Sonoma County|
|Vineyard||Jack Florence Sr. and Pritchett Peaks|
|Vintage Notes||The alluring 2021 vintage is remarkable for its low yields, which resulted in an extra degree of concentration in our wines. In a second year of drought, the vines grew quickly in the warm spring weather while our team judiciously managed watering block by block. By summer, the vines had set a lighter than average crop, and cooler weather in August allowed time for vineyard passes to finetune the fruit load and manage the canopy. After a smooth harvest season, we are excited about the flavor-packed 2021's.|