Dusi Vineyard is found on the west side of Paso Robles—an expanse of undulating hills bathed in sunshine. Two generations since the Dusi family first planted Zinfandel in 1945, the family continues to farm together in their traditional, hands-on approach. BACA is sourced from the dry-farmed, head-trained vines planted in the 1980s. They are impressively resilient in limiting, rocky, alluvial soil. The fruit matures under the greatest diurnal temperature variation of all Californian AVAs, retaining vibrant acidity and developing an intense berry profile distinguished by notes of black pepper and licorice.