2013 Los Chamizal Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Los Chamizal Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
You already know we creep it real here at The Wine Spies world headquarters. So, when we tasted this frighteningly delicious Zinfandel, we hustled hard to make a deal. With a hefty 66% OFF, naturally, you must be MAD to pass it up. BOO-yah!
Maybe you recognize Dean Bordigioni from his work with Annadel Estate Winery, a longtime favorite over here with his Team Vino heritage labels. (Vroom, Vroom!) He brings that hard-charging, life-in-the-fastlane take to winemaking and that’s on full display here. Fruit comes from Los Chamizal (a Deerfield Ranch favorite vineyard too) in Sonoma Valley where beautifully terraced vines thrive in the volcanic, mineral-rich soils at 800 feet elevation. This wine comes from “our block”, at the very top.
Like a runaway freight train, this wine comes barreling down on you with such boldness and intensity that your helpless little taste buds cannot help but surrender in ecstasy. Fair warning though - if you like your Zins on the lighter side this is NOT for you. Hedonistic is the word here. Once you get it in the glass, prepare for an onslaught of raspberry jam preserves, caramel, snickerdoodle cookies, and brambly blackberry to flood the senses. Juicy as heck, with almost sweet fruit, but it also has nice soft, resolved tannins which bring a nice polish to the picture. Opulent and bold, it’s an ideal choice for these upcoming winter months when you want something dark, rich, and soul-warming.
We loved this creepily delicious Zin, and you will too. So, do yourself a favor and load up on this treat because you know those other Operatives are already goblin it all up!
Pitch black at heart with hues of deep purple and crimson on the edge
Hedonistic is the word here, an onslaught of raspberry jam preserves, caramel, snickerdoodle cookies, and brambly blackberry
Opulent and bold, juicy as heck, with almost sweet fruit, soft, resolved tannins which bring a nice polish to the picture
Comes barreling down with such boldness and intensity that your helpless little taste buds cannot help but surrender in ecstasy
Just like the wine, you want dark, rich, and soul-warming food, and the right company to appreciate the fact that life is short
What the Winery Says
- Dean Bordigioni
- 100% Zinfandel
- Los Chamizal Vineyard
- Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
- 24 months
- 10% new American & French oak
- 7 barrels