2017 BACA Cat's Cradle Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Rockpile, Sonoma County 2017 Vintage
"...this medium ruby/purple-tinged effort offers a pretty, classy Zinfandel nose of ripe plums and black cherries intermixed with toasted spices, scorched earth, and licorice. It has a certain savoriness, medium body, ripe tannins, and good acidity, with plenty of length on the finish..."
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.
The Cat’s Cradle has an untamed character, opening with aromas of blackberry brambles, Bing cherry, violets and clove. Layers of dark plum, wet stone, and licorice flavors are supported with balanced acidity and structured tannins built to age.