About This Wine
Bruce Patch in a man on a mission.
Patch founded Wine Guerrilla with a singular vision: to produce intense, rich, true-to-the-variety bottlings of Zinfandel utilizing fruit from some of the top Zin growers in California’s North Coast region. Thus far, he has produced single-vineyard wines from Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley.
The “Old Vine” designation on the label of Wine Guerrilla’s Forchini Vineyard Zinfandel is no mere marketing mumbo-jumbo. Augustino Lituanio planted the vineyard, located in the Russian River growing area, in 1900. Italian Swiss Colony was among the wineries that tapped the vineyard’s fruit. Today, James and Anita Forchini are the owners.
Wine Guerrilla produced 120 cases of wine from Forchini Vineyard fruit following the 2009 harvest. The wine is big, rich, juicy and concentrated, brimming with berry, spice and vanilla flavors. It’s a unique elixir — a delicious liquid representation of an exceptional vintage and an historic vineyard.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:83% Zinfandel and 17% Petite Sirah
- Grape Source:Forchini Vineyard in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Boysenberry, Cedar, Vanilla and Anise
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestionbarbecued ribs, or pepperoni pizza.
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