Wilson Foreigner Valdiguie
WILSON FOREIGNER Valdiguie 2017
September 25, 2018
Rancho Chimiles Vineyard
Winery Profile: WILSON FOREIGNER
October 1, 2018

WILSON FOREIGNER Zinfandel  "Del Barba Vineyard"  Contra Costa County 2017

Wilson Foreigner Zinfandel

Retail Price: $30

Value Rating: 4.5

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: September 24, 2018
Cases Produced: 265

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Awesome Value


Tiny Napa producer Wilson Foreigner acquires old-vine Zinfandel from the town of Oakley and the sandy soils of the Sacramento Delta. Dark strawberry and blueberry compote, fried cinnamon, black pepper and anise smells and flavors are generous. It’s rich, balanced and goes down smooth and silky. Medium acidity, gentle tannins. This young Zin is ready to enjoy either with food or on its own. You get a lot for your $30 here.

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Wilson Foreigner is a two-family-owned winery. David & Christine Wilson live on their family vineyard in Napa’s Wooden Valley. Chris and Suzaan Alheit live and work in South Africa (They are the Foreigner. Sorry, but no homage to the ’80s rock band. Read about their partnership here.) The winery makes three wines. Just one, currently, comes from the Wilson family vineyard, “Rancho Chimiles.” They follow the “New California Wine” model of unique grapes, mindful vineyard practices and non-intervention winemaking. All of which lead to wines that are intense, energetic and decidedly unique. All that and very fairly priced, too. Get some.

Read my Wilson Foreigner Winery profile HERE.

For all the Wilson Foreigner wines I’ve reviewed, GO HERE.

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