Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vino Noceto 2004 Shenandoah Valley Sangiovese

Vino Noceto, a small family run winery in Amador County, was founded in 1987 by Suzy and Jim Gullet. They concentrate on the Italian varieties Sangiovese, Barbera and Muscato Bianco. They also grow Zinfandel which the area is known for.

I picked up a 375 ml bottle of the Vino Noceto 2004 Shenandoah Valley Sangiovese the other day at our grocery store, and tonight we are giving it a try.
The wine shows a bright ruby red color in the glass with a slight dark pink hue.
The nose gives of aromas of dark cherry, rose hip fruit, sweet vanilla and black tea. In the mouth notes of cherry, cranberry, spice, earth, and a touch of pencil lead at the very finish. The acidity is relatively high and the tannins slightly tart.

This wine has good balance, is very approachable at this point in time, and a really nice wine with food (I can definitely see it with spaghetti and meatballs...) or enjoyed on it's own.
For $12.99 at and it is a really good deal. I really like the fact that it comes in a 375 ml bottle as well. Great if you only want a glass and don't want to open a full 750 ml bottle...

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