2007 Suacci Carciere Wines Pinot Noir "Suacci Vineyard"
Winery: Suacci Carciere Wines
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Suacci Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 175
KWG Score: 86.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: August 9, 2009
Wine Review: This small production wine was a pleasant discovery for me at a recent tasting of single vineyard Russian River Pinot Noirs. It was a brilliant dark ruby color and opens with a smoky fireplace like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a smoky black raspberry with notes of old oak. The finish is dry and its well managed moderate tannins linger nicely. This Old World styled Pinot would pair very nicely with a NY strip steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: In 2007 the fruit ripened to perfection, and we are seeing the results of a young vineyard establishing itself. The Suacci vineyard is starting to shed its baby fat and the resulting wine from the Suacci Vineyard is bolder and more complex with a nice richness while maintaining its petite, crisp stature. On the nose the wine displays the hallmark Suacci flavors: herbs, pomegranate, raspberry and earth, but the mouthfeel is lush and powerful. It should be a great hearty dish match, or a great wine to be enjoyed on its own.
Organic status: not organic
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