Forchini Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, CA
Wine Guerrilla Winery
What we love
From 100-year-old vines in Dry Creek Valley. Mint characteristics and dried apricot make this wine distinctively Zinfandel, but it also has wonderful complexity from the bottle ageing which comes through as those chocolate, mocha and espresso bean notes. Aromatics: Chocolate and cherries! Flavors: Dark chocolate, ripe cherries, dried apricot, mocha, espresso.
About this Wine
Wine Guerrilla is a small, family-run operation that doesn’t own any of their vineyards – so no “Estate” wines here. They work with tiny plots – half an acre, one acre – which means their production is also pretty limited.
They rotate vineyards, signing only one-year contracts, which in turn gives them maximum flexibility and room to experiment year after year. It’s a philosophy that might sound a bit “millennial,” but it works, and especially with such a fun varietal like Zinfandel. There’s reason and intentionality to their portfolio, and we admire that. The result is production of really Avant Garde, really unique wines that are so expressive of the different ways that Zinfandel can taste. Enjoy!
A true field blend with about 95% Zinfandel with some Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Alicante Bouchet. 100 cases.
Drink now through 2024.
15.5% alc | 750ml
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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