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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Silver Oak gets into the Zinfandel business

Silver Oak Winery is known for higher-end Cabernet Sauvignon. Maybe a bit less known is they also own Twomey Cellars. Twomey started as a Merlot producer and has moved into Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Silver Oak has purchased Sausal Winery, a family-owned vineyard and winery in Alexander Valley known for old vine Zinfandels.

Their plan is for more Cabernet on this property. Hopefully not at the expense of any of the current vineyards. Silver Oak and Twomey are fairly high-end in price while Sausal is not. Silver Oak's Cabs sell for about $70 to $100. Twomey's Pinots go for about $50. Sausal's wines go for for around $20--for now.