2019 SEAWOLF Battaglini Vineyard Zinfandel 94 Points
The Battaglini Vineyard is located on the Santa Rosa plains of the Russian River Valley. Planted by cuttings originating from Tuscany Italy back in 1885, this vineyard is considered one of the oldest producing vineyards in the United States. Continuing with the SEAWOLF commitment, this vineyard is dry farmed and organically farmed; followed by native fermentations and gentle macerations. The wine was aged in 33% new French Remond barrels on the thick lees for 14 months, bottled both unfiltered and unfined. Deep magenta, with exotic bramble spice, tangerine, undertones of toasted walnut. On the palate, beautiful notes of roasted coffee and baked blackberry linger with tones of perfectly placed acidity. This wine has incredible depth and staying power.
2019 SEAWOLF Zinfandel Battaglini Vineyard – Maroon in color. 14.8% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red and black fruits, cocoa and pepper. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity. Rich, plush, well balanced and bursting with dark, juicy fruits. Black cherry, blackberry liqueur, spice and a hint of citrus on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Elegant, beguiling Zinfandel that is immediately appealing. This will drink well for another 3-5 years. 94 points by Tom Lee of the Zinfandel Chronicles.