Wine Guerrilla

2012 Conte Vineyard Russian River Valley Sonoma County Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Conte Vineyard

California: Sonoma County

Offer Expired:Jun 09, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

No Monkeying Around

We’ve been featuring the wines of Wine Guerrilla since 2007! In that time, we’ve come to love their juicy reds - particularly their opulent Zinfandels. Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a very special deal on their 2012 Conte Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel. This delicious, fruit-forward wine will thrill you!

This Zinfandel is very pretty, with a classic garnet center and a thin plum-colored lip around the edge. There’s plenty to admire on the nose with an ample bouquet of plum and blackberry compote, butterscotch, hibiscus, and vanilla. It’s got a delicious flavorful fruit-forward palate of fresh strawberry, sun-ripened blackberries, violets, honeysuckle, and boysenberry. It’s a classic medium-bodied Zinfandel, with a heavy emphasis on the big fruit driven by the alcohol, but the tannins are actually more nuanced than your average Zin. This may be a Russian River Valley Zin, but it’d be heavenly with that Central Coast staple: Tri-tip generously seasoned with Santa Maria seasoning blend.

Wine Guerrilla is a family affair, with Matt Rallia and his dad Andrew Railla overseeing daily operations at the winery. The art that adorns the wine labels on every bottle of Wine Guerrilla’s wines is painted by Miranda Byk, Andy’s daughter. The Rallia family is on a mission… To craft the finest Zinfandel (and Zin blends like today’s wine!) from California’s best Zin-growing regions.

Cheers!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Classic garnet center and a thin plum-colored lip around the edge.

Smell:

Plum and blackberry compote, butterscotch, hibiscus, and vanilla.

Taste:

Fresh strawberry, sun-ripened blackberries, violets, honeysuckle, and boysenberry.

Finish:

Medium bodied with heavy emphasis on the big fruit driven by the alcohol, but the tannins are actually more nuanced than your average Zin.

Pairing:

Tri-tip generously seasoned with Santa Maria seasoning blend.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
John Harley
Alcohol
15%
Vintage
2012
Vineyard
Conte Vineyard
Appellation
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Varietal Composition
Field blend of 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, with Carignane, Alicante Bouchet and Grenache

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 09, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
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