2016 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Rockpile, Sonoma County 2016 Vintage
When you’re here you’d swear you’re on another planet. Harsh, exposed, rocky, and 1,200 feet above Lake Sonoma, this otherworldly environment reflects the struggle that defines great wine. Wines from this remote, slope-side vineyard are known for their unique minerality, brambly fruit, and intense tannic structure.
Rustic flavors like brambly and stony aren’t found in your typical Zinfandel flavor spectrum. Then again, with its complex undertones of terra cotta, brambly fruit, violets, and black pepper, Cats Cradle isn’t a typical Zinfandel. It’s a big wine, with a sensation of opulent extract on the mid-palate and well-built tannin carries through lengthy finish. Pop it open with friends and delight in the witty repartee.