Aug 062013
2011 Wine Guerrilla Carreras Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 92

The vineyard was planted in 1916 with an Italian field blend of  Zinfandel, Alicante Bouchet, Petite Sirah, Napa Gamay and Chasselas Dore’. The blend creates a distinct richness without being jammy. A full nose of blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry. Juicy acidity with flavors of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry with notes of raspberry and spice in the long finish. This is what single-vineyard wines are all about. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2011 Wine Guerrilla Clopton Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 92

This is what old vine Zinfandel is all about. Planted in 1880 this is an intriguing field blend of Zinfandel, Alicante Bouchet and Golden Chasselas. The nose is rather fruit forward with aromas of dark fruit, plum and blueberry pie. Full-bodied with dark fruit flavors blended with notes of ripe strawberry, plum and a touch of blueberry. Balanced tannins and acidity with a very long finish highlighted by hints cocoa. Buy This Wine

Jun 122013
2011 Wine Guerrilla McClain Vineyard Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 92

Wine Guerrilla just does Zinfandel right. A rather complex offering with a perfect balance between Zinfandel flavor and texture. The 3.5 acre vineyard was planted using cuttings from a 120-year-old Zinfandel vineyard nearby. A robust nose of black cherry, ripe plum and leather with hints of cocoa. Full-flavored without going too jammy. Great food-paring acidity with notes of black cherry, black plum and cocoa with a touch of spice and espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine