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DLuber put this wine on the review queue on 2/8/13 and noted it was found at the South Lake Tahoe store for $9.00. What I have found out about this family owned winery is that it was sold to Silver Oaks which has property next to Sausal. Sausal is most noted for their great Zins and Cabs, but I found good reviews for their Sangiovese. I picked up a bottle today at my Jackson, CA store for $6.99 as I love regional California wines, especially from Alexander Valley. The back label notes this wine is 100% estate grown Sangiovese from the Sausal ranch in the Alexander Valley. It’s preserved in a heavy bottle with thick foil and a traditional cork that was in excellent shape. The color is deep dark red, unable to see thru it to the white paper backing. There are long, clear legs after swirling in my large glass as the ABV is 14.5%. Smells of black cherry, oak, alcohol, clove, black pepper and spice are evident. The wine has a nice mouth feel, silky and round on the palate with good balance and some tartness.Flavors of cherry and blackberry with mixed spice and minerals provide a nice complexity to this wine. This wine should hold up nicely for many years if stored properly. It will go great with my home made pasta/meat sauce and yes some of this Sangio went into my sauce. I rushed back and picked up another 6 bottles. GO noted it sells for $12.99 at other stores but I think this wine was intended to sell for about $20 as previous vintages have. Seems Silver Oak is getting rid of it’s remaining inventory so if you see some give it a try, I think you will really enjoy this Sangiovese and also any of their zins and cabs. A big thumbs UP!