Sausal Winery Sangiovese Alexander Valley 2007
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 Sangiovese Alexander Valley
This almost explodes from the glass with aromas of rust, wet rocks, stemmy wood, mint, and integrated wood spice sweetness and with a touch of vanilla accenting the red cherry fruit. In the mouth this is rich, a bit soft but very broad on the palate. There’s a ton of sweet fruit, probably helped out by a bit of sweetness from the oak treatment, though the oak is very well integrated. It’s a pretty big wine with a round, lush mouthfeel that is much more fruit driven than the nose but even with all that fruit there is the telltale bitter almond note of Sangiovese cleaving it’s way through the fruit and emerging on the long, succulent and refreshing finish. This is a wine for steaks or sausages, not pasta, and finishes a touch hot but is fun to drink. 89pts
The nose reminds me of tuna salad, a little bit of sourness like mayonnaise, with some poultry/fish gaminess. I even get the celery and onions, by association. I kind of like it. The mouth is very soft and round, like that of a fish.
Pretty acidic wine, big with loads of dark fruit. There's not a lot of subtlety here, but if you want something that will pair well with a pretty serious tomato based pasta dish, this wine would do the trick. Mildly oaky finish.
Interesting nose for a sangiovese. Some soy sauce and hay in there. Medium bodied but with a big acidic peppery kick toward the slightly vegetal finish. Enjoyable. Slightly bizarre.
tart and spicy. Very flavorful Sangiovese.