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Sausal Winery
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Sausal Winery is a small winery owned by the Demostene family, the oldest wine making family in Alexander Valley. We specialize in Zinfandel from our estate vineyards, making three distinct wines that represent the different ages of our Zinfandel blocks. The Sausal Family Old Vine Zinfandel is made from vines that average 50 years of age, Sausal Private Reserve Zinfandel is made from vines that are approximately 90 years old, and Sausal Century Vines Zinfandel is made from vines that are over 130 years old.
Healdsburg, CA
Phone: 707-433-2285
Website: http://www.sausalwinery.com
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Tasting Room: The Tasting Room is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday.
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2004 Sausal Family Zinfandel
Alexander Valley

This estate Zinfandel is produced from dry farmed vines that average 50 years of age. Following fermentation, the wine is aged twenty months in a combination of American and French ... more oak barrels, adding complexity. The result is a soft and approachable Zinfandel. Pair this wine with spicy pasta, pork or grilled chicken. The Family Zinfandel will cellar well for at least six years.

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2005 Sausal Private Reserve Zinfandel
Alexander Valley

This estate Zinfandel is produced from dry farmed 90-year-old vines. This wine is aged for seventeen months in French oak barrels, yielding a jammy and dense Zinfandel. The balance ... mored, but abundant fruit in this wine make it a delicious complement to roasted and grilled meats, rich pastas, and hearty stews. The Private Reserve Zinfandel will cellar well for at least ten years.

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2005 Sausal Century Vines Zinfandel
Alexander Valley

Our finest estate Zinfandel is produced from dry farmed vines that are over 100 years old. These vines, planted in 1877 along Sausal Creek still produce fruit that we believe embod ... morey the truest Zinfandel varietal characteristics. The wine then ages for 24 months in French oak barrels. This Zinfandel is elegant and complex, and will pair well with juicy steak, wild game or marinated pork. The Century Vines Zinfandel will cellar well for at least eight years.

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2003 Sausal Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley

Like all Sausal varietals, this comes from 100% estate grown grapes. This wine is also 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and so displays the true character and flavors of this widely know va ... morerietal. After twenty months in American oak barrels, this wine is allowed to rest another five months in the bottle. The result is a rich, classic, Alexander Valley Cabernet. This wine pairs very well with leg of lamb, grilled skirt steak or veal parmigiana. Our Cabernet will cellar well for at least five years.

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2006 Sausal Sangiovese
Alexander Valley

Sangiovese is a Tuscan varietal often associated with Chianti. Our Sangiovese is 100% estate grown on the Sausal Ranch in Alexander Valley. This wine is bright and tart with red fr ... moreuit, but also has a wonderful spice that is characteristic of Alexander Valley. Our Sangiovese pairs wonderfully with pastas, pizza and grilled meats, as well as fruit and cheeses. A typical Sangiovese, it drinks fruity and bright now, but if you choose to cellar this wine it will get spicier and earthier over the next six years.


Updated on May 23, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Sausal Winery at http://www.sausalwinery.com or calling 707-433-2285 to verify the winery's location.

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