Vineyard: Suacci Family

OwnerSuacci Family
AppellationSonoma Coast
StoryMarked coastal influence with short windows of warmth during the middle of the day followed by ocean breezes in the early afternoons. A challenging site to farm. Average yields are 2.25 tons per acre of tiny clusters.
Dates Planted2001
Acres6.5
LocationTucked away in the cool Blucher Valley southwest of Sebastopol in the Sebastopol Hills sub region of the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is within both the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs.
AspectSouth-facing, elevations of 174 to 260 feet.
SoilsGoldrige
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones115, 777
Rootstock101-14
ManagersJohn Suacci

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Vaughn-Duffy Suacci Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 59 cases, $34. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely appointed nose with deep aromas of dark cherries and berries and baking spices. Middleweight flavors of boysenberry and plum with a touch of spice and tarry oak. Velvety smooth in the mouth with restrained tannins and a short, but enjoyable finish. Score: 89. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Zepaltas Suacci Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 145 cases, $49. Suacci owner John D. Suacci has enlisted the services of noted farmer Charlie Heintz to manage the vineyard and improve yields and balance in the grapes. Aged in 38% new French oak for 11 months. · Spirited aromas of black cherries, wild flowers, hay and oak that rocket out of the glass. Delicious and vibrant blackberry and ollalliberry fruit with some other intriguing flavors I can’t pinpoint. Beautifully herbed and spiced and perfectly balanced, this is a wine of great nuance that makes you sit up and take notice. I loved this wine! Reviewed November 17, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Suacci Carciere Wines Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir

114 cases, $48. · A perfectly fine first effort with nicely composed cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle oak overtones. The tannins are well-integrated making the wine smooth and easy to drink. Reviewed July 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »