Suacci Carciere Wines

Owner(s) Carciere Family, Suacci Family
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Suacci Carciere Wines A brand new boutique winery founded by the Suacci and Carciere families who have been friends for over 25 years. Both families lived in Sebastopol and had Italian grandfathers who made wine. The Suacci Vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir in 2001, and is 6.5 acres located in the Blucher Valley of the Russian River Valley appellation. The winemaker is Ryan Zepaltas. The first vintage was 2006. A Chardonnay is produced from the Heintz Vineyard.

Reviewed Wines

2008 Suacci Carciere Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $33. From a 6.5-acre vineyard planted in the especially cool Blucher Valley southwest of Sebastopol. Clones 115 and 777. 100% de-stemmed, indigenous and resident yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels. Winemaker is Ryan Zepaltas (Siduri, Zepaltas). · Moderately light, redder-toned color in the glass. Reduction apparent upon opening and the wine needs some coaxing to emerge. Appealing red berry and cherry flavors, generously spiced, with soft tannins and a welcoming, elegant framework. Considerable more aromatic and flavorful the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This wine will reward further cellaring. Very good. (Note: the 2007 Suacci Carciere Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay is a stunning wine) Reviewed March 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2007 Suacci-Carciere Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.70, 200 cases, $35. The winemaker is Ryan Zepaltas (Zepaltas Wines). Owners Andy Carciere and John D. Suacci. 50% fermented in stainless steel and 50% fermented in French oak. 100% MLF with aggressive lees stirring. Aged 11 months in barrel. · Light straw color and clear in the glass. Appealing scents and flavors of tropical fruits including pineapple and an array of lemons. Slightly rich and creamy, with just the right dose of oak to add a subtle brioche, vanilla and butter undertone to the sprightly and minerally citrus notes. Heintz Vineyard, regardless of who is making the wine, consistently produces some of California‚Äôs greatest Chardonnays. The name of this vineyard on a bottle is a badge of quality. Reviewed May 15, 2011 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 ARTICLE »

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