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| ||Tasted by tomherer on 12/29/2012 & rated 91 points: My first SB wine; definitely not my last. Delicious and elegant. Classic Sonoma zin profile. Plum, cherry, mocha, licorice, cinnamon. Tannins are integrated up front, but get brambly on the medium finish. The slightest bit of bricking around the edges, but no mature flavors. Recommended for at least the next year. (628 views)|
| ||Tasted by AMV8_79 on 2/2/2012 & rated 89 points: subtle nose, jammy finish. good zin for a non zin fan. (752 views)|
Saxon-Brown Producer website
Founded in 1997 by winemaker Jeff Gaffner, the winery's cornerstone is its 100-year-old Casa Santinamaria Vineyard in Sonoma, a "field blend" vineyard that, at a half ton an acre, defines "low-yielding". Old vine Zinfandel (with its field-mates Petite Sirah, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet and Mataro) and Semillon come from this historic parcel. Pinot Noir and Syrah are sourced from small vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Total production is fewer than 2,000 cases, allowing Jeff to fulfill his mantra: "Winemaking must consume you, or your wines may not be worth consuming."
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