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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Sausal Winery Zinfandel 2001
Sausal Winery Zinfandel 2001
(search item no. 74504)

PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our "Family" Zinfandel, this is another exciting vintage in Sausals long line of traditional Zinfandels. Alive with fruit and a soft spiciness, this medium-bodied wine is packed with raspberry and cherry flavors. These forward fruit flavors burst open in the mouth early on and are then complemented in the finish with a hint of vanilla and a softness induced by sixteen months of barrel aging. Pair with cheeses, pastas, light fowl, and red meats will highlight this wines characteristics and enhance ones enjoyment.
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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.