Bordigioni

2012 Los Chamizal Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Los Chamizal Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$65.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

In the thick of it

Clever Operatives will recognize the Bordigioni name from last month’s featured Anadel Estate Winery Red Blend. That wine was one of our hottest-sellers in recent memory, and our Operatives have been clamoring for a follow-on from winemaker Dean Bordigioni. Today’s Los Chamizal Zin is a steal of a deal on one rich, flavor-packed Zinfandel.

Light doesn’t pass through this dense Zinfandel with garnet coloration at the center with a ruby edge. On the nose, there is dusty bramble, blackberry, subtle gingerbread, vanilla extract, and cassis. Intense wild blackberry leads on the palate with currant, cassis, and plum compote there as well. Barrel notes include salted caramel and allspice. A hedonistic fruit-forward Zinfandel that packs a punch, with ample tannin and heat to drive it home. This would be fantastic with Korean BBQ, like short ribs with pepper sauce.

Los Chamizal’s pristine Vineyards are situated in the mountains of southern Sonoma County. It’s a beautiful terraced vineyard is delicately carved into steeply sloping hillsides that reach to 800 ft. in elevation, up the Mayacamas mountain range. The vineyard enjoys a warm climate through the day which promotes even ripening, with the vines experiencing cooler evening air that preserves higher acidity levels in the grapes. These grapevines have struggled to grow for years - which ensures low yields of unequaled concentration and flavors.

We’ve really come to respect Dean Bordigioni as a winemaker. Dean seems to have a keen sense of just what it takes to successfully shepherd a wine from vineyard to bottle. His wines have a style that just speaks to us, and we’re really pleased to be able to share Dean’s wines with you.

Cheers!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Light doesn’t pass through this dense Zinfandel with garnet coloration at the center with a ruby edge.

Smell:

Dusty bramble, blackberry, subtle gingerbread, vanilla extract and cassis.

Taste:

Wild blackberry, currant, cassis, plum compote, salted caramel and allspice.

Finish:

A hedonistic fruit-forward Zinfandel that packs a punch, with ample tannin and heat to drive it home.

Pairing:

This would be fantastic with Korean BBQ, like short ribs with pepper sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dean Bordigioni
Varietal
100% Zinfandel
Vineyard
Los Chamizal Vineyard
Region
Sonoma Valley
Alcohol
15.9%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$65.00
Avg. Price
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