2000 V. Sattui Zinfandel

2000 V. Sattui Zinfandel, originally uploaded by jchin1.

Ever since Amanda and I went to Sonoma for a short week, I have been a little obsessed with wine. We had planned on checking out both Sonoma and Napa, but we ended up staying in Sonoma and Russian River Valley exclusively.

One place that my parents had mentioned to visit was a winery called V. Sattui in Napa. Since we never made it there, I was a little disappointed, but it turns out my Dad still had a couple bottles in his basement. I kindly asked for one, and tried it out one night with Don. My palette isn’t the most receptive, but I could tell this was going to be an interesting bottle. It was a bit coppery, and frankly had a bit of a funky, hard to place taste. We drank it over about 45 minutes to an hour, and towards the end, I almost couldn’t drink it anymore. I thought it probably had gone a little bad. After looking up what the community at CellarTracker thought, we were right, the prime drinking time for this Zin ended around 2007.

Oh well. It was interesting to taste such an old bottle, even though it was a little bad. I can always pick up a few more bottles when I’m out there again next year for Dave’s wedding…


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