2012 Russian River Valley
Winery Price $35
Our Price... $12.99
With the incredible success of the Equanimity by Wine Guerrilla the winery sent us a few samples from older vintages they wanted to move out. The clear winner from the sample group was this single vineyard from Russian River Valley Zinfandel blend.
First of all the price of single vineyard Zinfandel from the Russian River appellation generally start around $25 a bottle (see Joseph Swan, Hartford, Martinelli to name a few). The Zinfandel from Russian River tend to be a touch more reserved than Dry Creek or Napa Valley. A touch cooler climate produces a wine with a more elegant profile. But don't take elegance with a lack of flavor these wines have a beautiful fruit profile that makes them great for versatile food pairing.
The Wine Guerrilla Conte Zinfandel is a great example of the Russian River style described above. However, you get to try it an unheard of price for a Zinfandel at this quality. Only 300 cases made so Artisan Zinfandel from a producer we have featured many times over the years at a crazy closeout price!
This comes straight from the winery so it has been kept in perfect storage conditions the entire time. This wine easily has 3-4 years of prime enjoyment left.
A field blend of 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, with Carignane, Alicante Bouchet, & Grenache. It possesses zesty, strawberry, raspberry and black cherry fruit. It is medium bodied with abundant character and good purity.
It is a textbook Russian River Zinfandel at a non-textbook price!
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