Sausal Alexander Valley Zinfandel

The 2005 Sausal 50-year old vine “Family” Estate grown Zinfandel from the Alexander Valley has aromas of blackberry and bubblegum. Flavors of pronounced boysenberry, black cherry and briar fill the palette with a whisper of sweet wood. Tight and earthy, it is a full-bodied berrylicious wine with a silky, medium-long finish; Drink now. 3,000 case production.

Rating: 88 | $19 | 14.5% ABV

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2 Responses to “Sausal Alexander Valley Zinfandel”

  1. Steve says:

    As far as zinfandel goes, this is darn good. For around the same price range, Atlas Peak has a good zin from Paso Robles.

    • enobytes says:

      Thanks for the recommendation Steve! I’ve tried their Sangiovese and recall tasty juice :) Thanks for stopping by.


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