Forchini Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, CA
Wine Guerrilla Winery
What we love
The 2012 Forchini Zinfandel is a celebration of chocolate and cherries! Dried apricot and mint characteristics make this wine distinctively Zinfandel, and its age has imparted wonderful complexity which comes through as chocolate, mocha and espresso bean. Full-bodied, fruity yet dry, and such a treat to drink!
About this Wine
A Father-Son operation, Wine Guerrilla's mission to explore Sonoma County's unique vineyard heritage in the form of centuries-old vineyards planted with California's 'own' grape: Zinfandel. They find and procure some of the best Zinfandel grapes from each vintage and create spectacular small-lot, single-vineyard wines.
Forchini Vineyard is a special place. The family-owned vineyard is farmed sustainably, even using goats and sheep to graze instead of gas mowers, and grapes are harvested by hand. Vines are over 100-years-old, dry farmed, organically fertilized, and are capable of producing wines of high concentration, deep flavor, and fragrant spice.
This wine, made from grapes all from the Forchini Vineyard is a true field blend, composed of 95% Zinfandel with some Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Alicante Bouchet.
- 15.5% alc – 100 cases made.
- Drink now through 2024.
Wine Guerrilla Winery
As the name suggests, Wine Guerrilla finds and procures some of the best Zinfandel grapes from each vintage and creates spectacular small-lot, single-vineyard wines -- saving the grapes from being blended into other mass-produced wines.
Together, Matt Railla and his father Andrew own and operate the winery. They source grapes from small vineyards from all over Sonoma County, including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley. Many of the Guerrilla's wines have scored 90+ points and others have been produced from grapes grown on vines that are over 100-years old. These wines are a "must buy" for any Zinfandel fans out there. Pair your grilled meats with these wines and you will not be disappointed!
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