2017 Bacigalupi Zinfandel
Helen and Charles Bacigalupi started farming their precious old vine grapes in the Russian River Valley in 1956. The Bacigalupis were about 50 years ahead of the sustainable agriculture movement, avoiding chemicals and tilling and then training vines as high as four feet above the ground to improve air circulation. Zin from this vineyard is rare, natural and absolutely perfect. We think you’ll agree.
Blue and black fruits jump out of the glass to instantly grab your attention. Subtle notes of citrus pith scattered with cloves add layers of complexity. The palate leads with hints of blackberry and blueberry and transition to notes of pomegranate. Lively acidity freshens up the wine and carries the finish to a wonderful earthy minerality.