2018 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Maffei Vineyard, Russian River Valley 2018 Vintage
"Coming all from the Maffei Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and very old vines, the 2018 Zinfandel Tug O' War sports a deep plum/ruby hue as well as classic Zin notes of brambly herbs, cedarwood, candied orange rind, and strawberry and plum fruits. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and nicely concentrated, it has a wonderful sense of elegance and purity, silky tannins, and no hard edges. This beautiful Zinfandel does everything right!"
91 Points | Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"Fruity, with a dusty nose of baked plum, cinnamon and prune, this wine comes from a vineyard planted between 1929 and 1949. Still in the same family, it offers bright, quenching acidity beneath the brawn and lasting heat."
Russian River Valley AVA – Maffei Vineyard
Tucked into an area filled with historic California vineyards, stoic old vines planted in 1929 and 1949 struggle in marginal, loamy soils resulting in wines with profound depth, nuance and serious aging potential. Moderate daytime temperatures create rich wine characterized by pure, explosive, ripe berry flavors tempered by cool marine foggy nights that impart a nerve of acidity. Farmed by the granddaughter of the founding Italian family, Joanne Maffei is very hands-on. You’ll always find her in working in the vineyard and her cheerful approach to caring for the land makes everyone feel like part of family.