Sausal Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006
Just outside of Healdsburg on Hwy 128 in the heart of Alexander Valley you will find Sausal Winery, a small family owned winery that produces award winning wine. Owned by the Demostene Family, Sausal Winery consistently produces premium estate bottled Old Vine Zinfandels (Family Zinfandel, Private Reserve Zinfandel, and Century Vine Zinfandel), Estate Sangiovese, and Estate Cabernet at reasonable prices.
Editorial Reviews for Sausal Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
A wonderfully fruit driven nose with deep, smoky, dried chili notes, leafy ripe black currant fruit, hints of black olive, leather, dill, and crushed flowers and just the faintest traces of oaken spice. A bit light on the palate with fresh red fruits topped with green herbs and sweet bell pepper tones. This lacks some of the complexity found on the nose but offers up a refreshingly pure mouthful of slightly minty, slightly herbaceous, coffee tinged, unabashedly Cabernet fruit and finishes with the fuzzy mouthgrab of fruit tannin. 91pts
Made with grapes from 100+ year old vines, this is a cab to treasure.
Delicious strawberry, rich and silky fruit with soft tannins and rich viscosity. Served with New York strip with balsamic vinegar marinade. Alexander Valley fruit shines in this fruit forward yet balanced wine. Not as austere as a Napa Cab however I'd love to match this wine in a blind tasting with a Caymus or Silver Oak from Napa.