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Sausal Century Vines Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, USA

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Wine Notes
Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Diego International Wine Competition 2012 Gold
The Dallas Wine Competition 2012 Silver


Grape Variety

Zinfandel (or "Zin", as it is affectionately known in the United States) is a dark-skinned red wine grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th Century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which remain its strongholds today.

After 30 years of discussion and disagreements (including legal intervention by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), DNA research carried out in California in the 1990s confirmed that Zinfandel is identical to Italy's Primitivo. But although this research closed the debate over whether Zinfandel is Primi ...more


Region
  • The Alexander Valley, one of California's bigger and better-known wine districts, is located in the north-eastern corner of Sonoma County. It runs north-west to south-east for slightly more than 20 miles (33km), following the course of the Russian river (of Russian River Valley fame) from the county border with Mendocino to just east of Healdsburg, where the river converges with Franz and Redwood creeks.

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  • Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

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