2018 BACA Marbles Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Pocai Vineyard 2018 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.
A rich, Tyrian purple/red color foretells the deeper
expression in the 2018 vintage. More grip and nervous
tension add to the bright and vibrant Pocai profile.
Flavors of hibiscus, raspberry, blackberry, and vanilla
bolstered by structured tannins result in a balanced
wine that is dangerously drinkable.