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2019 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel

Zinfandel - Maffei Vineyard, Russian River Valley 2019 Vintage

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Critic Review
Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2019 Zinfandel Tug O'War from the Maffei Vineyard in the Russian River sports a semi-opaque purple/ruby color followed by classic Zinfandel strawberry and briary red and black fruits as well as cigar, cedar, and spicy aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, on the palate, it has ripe yet firmer tannins, a straight, elegant texture, and good length on the finish."
90 points | Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"Soft, sweet and densely layered, this wine offers strong flavors of cola, baked plum, blackberry and licorice. The oak is prominent and adds vanilla and baking spice, underscoring the overall richness in style."
2019 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel Bottle Shot2019 BACA Tug O' War Zinfandel Bottle Shot
Members Only 91 Points
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Ripe Brambly Fruits

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Red Plum

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Dusty Gravel

Deep ruby-purple, the 2019 Tug O' War Zinfandel features lucious, ripe fruit aromas of ripe brambly berries and red plum are highlighted with notes of bergamot and dusty gravel. The texture is polished and loaded with rich, full-bodied appeal. A darker fruit profile on the palate is juxtaposed with bright, juicy acidity that leads to a finessed finish laced with charred oak.

Barrel Aging 14 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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