Carica Syrah Sonoma County Kick Ranch 2006
This single-vineyard cool climate Syrah is rich and intense. It exhibits vibrant flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruits, followed by notes of roasted meat and bacon fat characteristic of the Northern Rhone's finest wines. Spicy and complex, Carica's Kick Ranch Syrah has a velvety deep persistent finish with accents of pepper and dark chocolate and smoke.
Carica Wines is making wine of extraordinary character from small lots of premium grapes. Part of the burgeoning urban winery scene, Carica is one of several independent wineries at Alameda Point, formerly known as Alameda Naval Air Station. Enjoy astonishing views of San Francisco Bay when you visit the joint Tasting Room, open Thursday through Sunday from 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
This is an exceptional syrah. A wonderful nose with hints of pepper, berry, and a touch of chocolate. A wonderful balance of fruit and tannin on the palate. Really, everything from Kick Ranch is extraordinary - this is the essence of fine artisan wine.
Food Pairings for Carica Syrah Sonoma County Kick Ranch
This is a wine of balance, sophistication and finesse, which, although delicious by itself, will be an elegant accompaniment to fine cuisine. Consider pairing it with lamb shanks, osso bucco, roasted or grilled meats, game or rich stews.