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Wine Guerrilla Forchini Vnyd Sonoma Zinfandel Russian River Zinfandel America 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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 are 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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Wine Guerrilla:
Wine Guerrilla is a hero to those who seek wines of unabashed uniqueness and character. Wherever proud zinfandel grapes are oppressed and the taste buds of consumers are in peril, Wine Guerrilla is there. The name, “Wine Guerrilla,” reflects a unique approach to winemaking and marketing. Having begun as a broker of fine small-production artisinal wines, Wine Guerrilla brings together a vision... Read more
Wine Guerrilla is a hero to those who seek wines of unabashed uniqueness and character. Wherever proud zinfandel grapes are oppressed and the taste buds of consumers are in peril, Wine Guerrilla is there. The name, “Wine Guerrilla,” reflects a unique approach to winemaking and marketing. Having begun as a broker of fine small-production artisinal wines, Wine Guerrilla brings together a vision of a reasonably priced premium wine with a passion for California’s native grape, zinfandel, a knowledge of the Sonoma region and existing relationships with many of the county’s best-known growers. The result is something special. Wine Guerrilla operates on a singular mission: Finding the very best zinfandel grapes, and crafting wines worthy of the grape’s unique characteristics, and introducing those wines to the public. And eliminating the final barrier to instant wine-drinking gratification, Wine Guerrilla wines are bottled with easy-to-open screwtops. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Wine Guerrilla Forchini Vnyd Sonoma Zinfandel Russian River Zinfandel America

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,839
4.50 5
02/14/2011

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 are 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,839
3.50 5
02/14/2011

Slightly spicy, candied black raspberry and even a hint of dried apricot greet the nose, which is fresh and clean, with a hint of violet, though it does show some heat. Slick and fresh in the mouth with a floral note early, then some nutty oak tones that lead to a clear, bright, black raspberry core of fruit. A bit uncomplicated but fresh and wonderfully juicy. The fruit grows in the mouth, adding some red cranberry and cherry tones before transitioning into a slightly peppery, tea tone moderate-length finish. 88pts


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Snooth User: Nathan Ophardt
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4.00 5
04/18/2012

Surprising amount of Pepper




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