ABOUT THIS WINE
Bounding headlong into some of California’s most noted growing regions, Baca sourced the most intriguing Zinfandel grapes for our wines. Grapes from gorgeously old vines and historic areas, which we transformed using masterful winemaking techniques into wines that reflect the unique places in which they’re grown. The result is complex, charismatic Zinfandels that pair beautifully well with both food and adventure.
The sun drenches Dusi Vineyard and its rolling hills of rocky, alluvial soil. But then the sun sets and the cool comes in. It’s this extreme temperature swing that causes the fruit to keep its vibrant acidity while developing an intense berry profile, particularly bold spice notes of black pepper and licorice.
94 POINTS - "This is a hedonistic, playful and yet deeply layered style of Zinfandel. Lighter in the glass, the bottling pops with aromas of strawberry glaze, light cinnamon, cherry compote and crème brûlée on the nose. It's rich and generous on the palate, where light caramel flavors are drizzled across the lively red fruits." - Wine Enthusiast
The 2019 vintage expression is pure, delightful, and wonderfully drinkable. Vivid flavors of blackcurrant and red cherry interweave with an underlying herbaceous note of celery seed. A balanced composition of supple, juice textures culminates in a crisp, dry finish with a lingering flavor of licorice root.