94 Points

2018 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel

Zinfandel - Maffei Vineyard, Russian River Valley 2018 Vintage

Rating:
100% of 100
$70.00
$63.00 Member price*
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SKU
18BZN7TW-6PK
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Critic Review
94
Points
Jeb Dunnuck
"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."
94
Points
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94 Points
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The 2018 Tug O' War Zinfandel is deep garnet in color. Pure, lush fruit aromas of blackberry and raspberry reflect a classic Russian River profile with the added complexity of floral and candied orange notes. Dark and brooding in nature, the polished, tannic structure is filled out with plush fruit and balanced with vibrant acidity that leads to a finessed, spicy finish.


Barrel Aging 10 months

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.

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