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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Sausal Winery Private Reserve Zinfandel 2007
Sausal Winery Private Reserve Zinfandel 2007
(search item no. 108365)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This estate Zinfandel is produced from dry farmed 90-year-old vines. This wine is aged for seventeen months in French oak barrels, yielding a jammy and dense Zinfandel. The balanced, but abundant fruit in this wine make it a delicious complement to roasted and grilled meats, rich pastas, and hearty stews. The Private Reserve Zinfandel will cellar well for at least ten years.
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About Sausal Winery:

Almost seventy years ago, farmer Manuele Demostene established a small winery on his Alexander Valley ranch. Like all other vintners at the time, his winery was equipped by Abele Ferrari, California's leading inventor and manufacturer of winemaking equipment. Their children Leo Demostene and Rose Ferrari married and established their own family home and vineyards in the Alexander Valley. In 1956 they purchased Sausal Ranch, a large tract of prime vineyard land just south of Sausal Creek. It is quality, not quantity, which drives all decisions at Sausal Winery. Wine is part of the good life. Our goal, simply stated, is to produce only the best wines possible. From 130 acres of estate-grown fruit, we have "first pick" of the very finest grapes. Although yields from our mostly older, dry-farmed vineyards are very low- on average only two tons per acre- fully two-thirds of our fruit is sold to other vintners each harvest.