DeLoach Saitone Zinfandel 2001

Zinfandel from Russian River, California

$26.99 $22.99
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Item No. 56707
  • red wine
  • W&S94
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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The Russian River Valley has come to be known as America"s Burgundy, and DeLoach is proud to have been an important factor in this distinction. DeLoach's wines have won numerous accolades and scored many 90+ ratings over the years. The Wine Spectator"s James Laube called DeLoach one of California"s best producers of Chardonnay, and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach Winery of...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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