Great Sonoma Zinfandels at ZAP Festival 2011

Including the Zins of Dry Creek Valley


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2009 Wine Guerrilla Russian River Valley Zinfandel Clopton Vineyard 14.7%, $35

This is decidedly funky on the nose, with a broad array of savory tones. Forest floor, pine nuts, dried mushroom, toasted nuts, leather, game, dried beef and dark berry fruit all come together compellingly. A bit massive and sweet on entry, but rich and wooly with great freshness and depth. This is a bit unruly but is well balanced and fresh, with great red and blue fruits in the mouth. The tannins are so fine they’re almost unnoticeable, allowing this succulent core of fruit to take center stage. The finish is a bit on the short side, with a fresh wash of red and blue fruit for a finale. This is all about the old-vine fruit and while a touch atypical it's very engaging. 91pts

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  • Snooth User: Seabrooker
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    We loved the Wilson Zins when we went tasting in November, but our favorites on that trip were all from Amador/Shenandoah- Wilderotter, Bonjon, Runquist and Convergence. These may not make to the ZAP festival, but anyone going anywhere close should take the time to explore this area.

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM

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