Paradise Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA
Wine Guerrilla Winery
What we love
Peppery and spicy, two characteristics that make this Zinfandel never boring and keeps you excited and engaged for the next sip. It’s intensely pleasurable and delicious, with the kind of juiciness from front to back that is just so impressive! Aromatics: Blueberry jam, brambles, black tea. Flavors: Dark berries, peach juice, black pepper.
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!
- 100% Zinfandel, from 100-year old vines.
- 14.9% alc - 100 cases made.
- Drink now through 2026.
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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