2018 Bacigalupi Zinfandel – Russian River Valley
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.
Bacigalupi is consistently a crowd pleaser and one of our personal favorites; 2018 is no exception. The concentration of fruit on this vintage compared to 2017 is mind-blowing. You'll get notes of homemade preserves mixed with subtle hints of rich spices. This wine, with its intense fruit and complex structure, could age beautifully if you can keep your hands off it. Allow the wine to open up for a few hours before serving for optimal consumption.