Sausal Winery

Private Reserve Zinfandel

8.89 ratings
8.22 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Chris Bensick

A real blast from the past, a 40 year old wine made from 90 year old vines....gobbled up by Silver Oak in 2012, the wine is no longer being made. A full bodied wine for its time (14.2%abv), this is still tasting young, ripe but not overripe. Last bottle......New Year’s Day 2021.

A real blast from the past, a 40 year old wine made from 90 year old vines....gobbled up by Silver Oak in 2012, the wine is no longer being made. A full bodied wine for its time (14.2%abv), this is still tasting young, ripe but not overripe. Last bottle......New Year’s Day 2021.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Chris Rush

Not the most complex birth year bottle I've had, but still very much alive. Sweet red fruit attack upfront, a bit raisiny on the finish, but in no way dried out. Would take this any day over what this vineyard has been replaced by. Tasted good tossed back with salami and cheese while at the summit of Mt. Diablo.

Not the most complex birth year bottle I've had, but still very much alive. Sweet red fruit attack upfront, a bit raisiny on the finish, but in no way dried out. Would take this any day over what this vineyard has been replaced by. Tasted good tossed back with salami and cheese while at the summit of Mt. Diablo.

Nov 23rd, 2015
Anthony Piazza

Anthony had this 7 years ago

Anthony had this 7 years ago

Nov 14th, 2013
Gaidi Finnie

Gaidi had this 8 years ago

Gaidi had this 8 years ago

Mar 14th, 2013
Mark Decker

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Jun 13th, 2015
Mike Vreeburg

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Aug 31st, 2013
Bryan Theis

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Jun 15th, 2013
David Nilsson

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Apr 6th, 2013