Nov 112012
2009 V. Sattui Winery Quaglia Vineyard Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA, $42 (S) – Rating 92

From an “old vine” vineyard which includes Petite Sirah and Carignane in the field blend. A beautifully smokey nose with notes of dark berries and spice. A leaner style than some jammy Zins. Very balanced with flavors of dark berry, blueberry, ripe plum, black pepper with notes of cocoa and espresso in the long finish. Patience will be rewarded …Give the wine at least 30 minutes to open up. Buy This Wine

Oct 142012
2009 V. Sattui Winery Gilsson Vineyard Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, CA, $37 (S) – Rating 91

Sometimes yummy is the right descriptor and this Zin is yummy. A rich nose of cherry and strawberry jam is the first act followed by jammy flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and baking spice. Notes of espresso and soft tannins add a delicious finishing touch. Buy This Wine

Aug 092012
2009 V. Sattui Winery Crow Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, CA, $37 (S) – Rating 92

A delicious go-big or go-home Zinfandel. A rich nose of ripe plum, pepper with smokey notes. Palate pleasing Zinfandel flavors of black fruit, blackberries, ripe raspberries and dark cherries enhanced with black pepper spice and hints of toasted oak vanilla. Very well integrated and supple tannins add complexity. Buy This Wine