2003 Century Vines Zinfandel - Printable Version

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- Cotes_du-what - 02-14-2006 07:24 PM

Sausal has done it again with their 128-year-old vines. They have crafted a wine full of jammy fruit, balanced with soft tannins. It starts with a bright nose full of blackberry and raspberry aromas, highlighted, though not dominated, by hints of vanilla and oak. The fruit dominates the start of the wine, but it ends soft and drinks incredibly smooth. Highly recommended.

- Glass_A_Day - 02-14-2006 08:18 PM

Sounds good. Will keep an eye out.

- Kcwhippet - 02-14-2006 08:19 PM

Highly recommended - - - - by whom? With absolutely no data in the profile and with what appears to be a very well crafted marketing message, I have to assume this comes from someone with close ties to the winery. All that said, I've been to Sausal a few times and really do like the wines.

- brappy - 02-15-2006 01:36 AM

I'd love to hear a response here.

- winoweenie - 02-15-2006 08:04 AM

Hi CDW and welcome to the board. We've been a fan of Sausal for years. I too am curious about this post. If you're fronting for the winery we have a thread for that too. WW

- Glass_A_Day - 02-15-2006 08:11 AM

I didn't even look at the post count and I guess it is not the usual first post being a TN and all. Have I been duped or do we just have a confident newbie?

- Thomas - 02-15-2006 09:14 AM

In ancient days I used to sell this producer's wines--when I worked for a distributor. They were good then, but haven't had them in years. I did notice, however, that they were leaning toward the big, chewy style.

- Kcwhippet - 02-15-2006 09:26 AM

Actually, many posters here don't fill out the profile, including more than a few long time posters - hint, hint.

- Thomas - 02-15-2006 10:03 AM


I thought you meant me--but you did not. I checked.

- Kcwhippet - 02-15-2006 10:35 AM

No, not you, Foodie, but they know who they are.

- Cotes_du-what - 02-15-2006 12:22 PM

Nope not a front for the winery, just a huge fan. I think it is a great wine from a great winery. Sorry I gave off the impression that it was a marketing message, I was just trying to describe a wine I really love.

- Glass_A_Day - 02-15-2006 01:58 PM

No worries Cotes and welcome to the board!!

- wondersofwine - 02-15-2006 05:11 PM

I took your note at face value. Glad to hear you are a fan--not a promoter. I sometimes (rarely) add recommended to the end of my notes if I think others might appreciate the wine. (Most recently on the 2000 LJ Shiraz from Jones Vineyard in Australia.)

- Thomas - 02-15-2006 05:31 PM

...and I rarely post notes because I am in the biz and I do not want others to suspect I might be shilling.