Sausal Family Zinfandel is produced from estate
grown grape vines averaging 50 years old.
Following fermentation, the wine was aged
twenty-one months in a combination of American
and French oak barrels, adding complexity.
This wine can be aged four to six years from its
release date. We recommend you pair this
wine with a creamy cheese pasta alfredo or
stroganoff. This wine will also lend itself
beautifully to a heavy cheeses like a blue, or a
mushroom covered fillet.
Big & Bold
First let say this beauty was way-way-way under scored, by far. Nose; Dark Cheries, Vanilla and Oak. Palate; Blackberries/Cheries intertwined and competed in and out of each other to be noticed, followed with a nice subtle oak, ending smooth and velvety, yet still some tanning left to give it a few more good years to even better itself, although this gem is ready now. Which is somewhat unfortunate for me because I only purchased a couple of bottles and cannot get any longer. Excellent wine to bad they sold their winery to Silver Oak, or should I should Hopefully not to bad..Time will tell. I recommend to open at least an hour, made a nice difference in its completionto it's smoothness A solid 93 points..
I am a zin lover, and this wine holds its own especially for the price point. I have been to Sausal's tasting room a few years back, and remember enjoying all of their zins, and buy their label whenever I can. This particular wine was a bit lighter, almost leaning towards a pinot. I bought a case and use it as an any-dinner drinker.
A little light for my taste in Zinfandels. It is a wine that is okay, but not my favorite.