Sausal Winery Zinfandel Alexander Valley Private Reserve 2005
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.
This dark garnet wine shows amber around the edges that touch the glass. Very tannic when first opened but after a 1/2 hour to an hour open this wine comes into its own. The tannins dissipate and the nose opens up. Dark fruits and some hints of green tea and pepper are present in this big wine. The finish is long but turns a touch bitter at the end. Over all an impressive bottle of wine for the price.
A very nice and balanced zin that is almost cab-like with its tannins and structure. Dark fruit dominates this wine.
A very enjoyable Sonoma zin, not very spicy but a very nice table wine.
External Reviews for Sausal Winery Zinfandel Alexander Valley Private Reserve
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 91Supple but well-structured, with an underlying briary quality. Offers dusty cherry and white pepper aromas and nicely layered ripe plum, loam and anise flavors that finish with zesty, sage-tinged tannins. Drink now through 2012.
Supple but well-structured, with an underlying briary quality. Offers dusty cherry and white pepper aromas and nicely layered ripe plum, loam and anise flavors that finish with zesty, sage-tinged tannins. Drink now through 2012. 3,050 cases made. ... Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Sausal Zinfandel 750ml