2017 BACA Marbles Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Pocai Vineyard, Calistoga 2017 Vintage
Calistoga AVA – Pocai Vineyard
At the base of a gentle alluvial fan in the Calistoga AVA, framed by mountain ranges at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley, lies Pocai Vineyard. The gravelly soil drains well here and the sunlight is optimum. Hot summer days tempered by cool coastal breezes in the evening provide perfect ripening conditions for this expressive Zinfandel. The Ballentine family draws on their 100-year heritage of farming this site, first planted by their maternal grandfather, Libero Pocai.
This is a wine for keeps. It’s saturated with pure, exuberant flavors of ripe, sun-warmed blackberry, plush raspberry, and layered with hints of sweet anise, violets, hibiscus, and orange zest. It’s rich and dynamic, with an elegantly layered core of supple tannin and acidity that winds up to a long and lively finish. Enjoy it with friends gathered around a table, a fire, or the setting sun.