Sunce Winery & Vineyard, Reserve Nebbiolo 2014, St. Olof Vineyard, Clear Lake, California
Tasting Note: A Nebbiolo with perfume-like red fruit and delicate aromatics.
Medium-intensity ruby with garnet around the edges, this wine has a nose red cherry compote, kirsch, strawberry, blossom and cinnamon baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied nebbiolo delivers medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium, red cherry-infused finish.
The wine has midpalate complexity and supple, ripe, medium tannin.
Bottle Note: Sunce is a family winery located in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County – specializing in small artisan lots of vineyard designated varietal wines and classic blends. The Lampia clone reigns supreme in this quintessentially Barolo-style wine. Statistically speaking, this wine can have the perfect balance of tannin, acid and pH. It is said that this beauty can touch places on the palate that haven’t been touched, spreading farther across the tongue and roof of one’s mouth. Pair with delicate fare of veal or Portobello mushrooms with fine, savory sauces. This will make a fine accompaniment to a special meal without overwhelming the food, brining out the subtle spices of this cuisine, while whetting and cleansing the palate between bites. Aromas of candied cherries and violets lead to deep and long-lasting flavors of black licorice, truffles, cedar and creamy tannins. Only 8 barrels made.
Tasting Date: December 23, 2018