Saucelito Canyon

1880 Old Vines Zinfandel

9.29 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

13.5% alc. 190 cases produced.

Crafted from old estate vines (supposedly dating back to 1880).
Perhaps a vintage issue and/or that these just need to be enjoyed on the younger side but I thought it came across a bit lean without any special uniqueness or character.

13.5% alc. 190 cases produced.

Crafted from old estate vines (supposedly dating back to 1880).
Perhaps a vintage issue and/or that these just need to be enjoyed on the younger side but I thought it came across a bit lean without any special uniqueness or character.

Jul 8th, 2017
Mike Swadener

Almost aggressively angular and lean at first pour. Red berries and a touch of cream. Pinch of sweet spice. After a few minutes of time/air acid structure holds firm but tannins seem softer and body fleshes out. Overall kind of simple but with old world finesse.

Almost aggressively angular and lean at first pour. Red berries and a touch of cream. Pinch of sweet spice. After a few minutes of time/air acid structure holds firm but tannins seem softer and body fleshes out. Overall kind of simple but with old world finesse.

Feb 18th, 2018
Mike Swadener

Leaner than I remember previous vintages. Strong acid backbone, red fruit and medium light tannins to flesh it out a bit. I’d be curious to see how this holds up with another few years on it.

Leaner than I remember previous vintages. Strong acid backbone, red fruit and medium light tannins to flesh it out a bit. I’d be curious to see how this holds up with another few years on it.

Feb 18th, 2018
Philip Costanzo

Philip had this 5 years ago

Philip had this 5 years ago

Nov 14th, 2015
Philip Costanzo

Philip had this 6 years ago

Philip had this 6 years ago

May 24th, 2015
Philip Costanzo

Philip had this 6 years ago

Philip had this 6 years ago

May 15th, 2015
Philip Costanzo

Philip had this 6 years ago

Philip had this 6 years ago

Jan 1st, 2015
Marianne McGarry Wolf

Marianne McGarry had this 6 years ago

Marianne McGarry had this 6 years ago

Dec 5th, 2014
Philip Costanzo

Philip had this 7 years ago

Philip had this 7 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2014