Sunce Winery & Vineyard, Nebbiolo 2012, St. Olaf Vineyard, North Coast, California
Tasting Note: Will California be the first wine region in the world to crack the code on making world-class Nebbiolo outside of Piemonte, Italy?
Give this bottle a try, and let me know what you think.
Medium-intensity ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of fresh red cherry, white blossom, red plum, with a hint of dried orange peel and vanilla.
On the palate, the dry, medium-bodied nebbiolo presents tart red fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity.
The wine is youthful, slightly grippy in texture, with bright fruit flavors.
Even though the wine is an Italian varietal, it tastes Californian – which is not a critique, but rather a recognition of terroir.
Follow the developing California nebbiolo story.
Bottle Note: Suncé is an artisan winery located in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County, specializing in vineyard-designated varietal wines and classic blends. “To find eternity in a grain of sand or a drop of wine.”
Tasting Date: October 10, 2017