Gauthier Select Vineyards
Sonoma Valley, CA
Gauthier Select Vineyards 2012 "Los Chamizal Vineyard" Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, CA
Cellar Angels is pleased to feature this fabulous and rare select single vineyard Zinfandel once again from Gauthier Select Vineyards. Stock your collection with this easy drinking, bbq friendly, crowd-pleasing Angel Favorite.
With a case (12 bottle) order, receive all bottles personally signed by Gauthier Select Vineyards President and Winemaker, Greg Gauthier.
Gauthier Select Vineyards 2012 "Los Chamizal Vineyard" Zinfandel
Big, jammy Zinfandels are slowly being replaced by more elegant, sophisticated and ageworthy alternatives. It takes more than just winemaking techniques to pull this off. Finding just the right vines in just the right location is a labor of love. Gauthier Select Vineyards seeks out such ideal sites and produces wines with character, balanced acidity and complexity that are made to hold up over time.
Visually appealing, this Zinfandel is a pretty purple in color with blue hues. Aromas of blackberry pie, anise and spice emanate from the glass. The palate boasts flavors of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, cloves and pepper. Savor the fruity yet dusty balanced finish.
Drinking well now but can hold through 2025+
Los Chamizal Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, CA
About Los Chamizal Vineyard:
These vineyards are situated in the mountains of southern Sonoma Valley, one mile north of Sonoma. The beautiful terraced vines are carved into steeply sloping hillsides reaching 800 ft. in elevation. The soils range from well drained sandy clay loams at the lower elevations to thin fractured basalt soils at the highest elevations. The vineyard has a modestly warm climate through the day, while the vines enjoy cooler evening air which preserves higher acidity in the grapes. Los Chamizal is a sustainable vineyard, with permanent cover crops, compost and organic fertilizers used to nurture the soil.