De Loach Vineyards Saitone Ranch Zinfandel is full of ripe black fruit from our oldest vines. The wine is bright and crisp with cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors, accented by a perfect balance of smoke and spice. This jammy Zinfandel is layered and full in the mouth, with a long spicy finish. While delicious now, this wine will age well for those with the patience to cellar it.
"Italian in style, this smells like a Barolo, then breaks out into a California dream that may make you heartsick for the Sonoma coastline. Like several of its siblings from De Loach, this cool zin has captured the Russian River Valley in a bottle. It's coastal scrub and moss, low-bush blueberry with tannins carved out of stone. The black spice, anise and dried fig complexities that come up with air give a Porty edge, but the wine remains completely frresh, lifiting all those flavors into a zesty, zinny, purely delicious finish. This is what California does best. Grab it if you can; enough people understand to make this kind of site-expressive zin hard to get, but evidently not enough to drive up the price."
-Wines & Spirits Top 100 Wines of 2003
Food Pairings: Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Reduction Sauce, Tomato & Black Olive Risotto and Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushrooms.