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Carica Syrah Sonoma County Kick Ranch 2008

Member Review by 97edwardc:

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.

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma County
Winery: Carica Wines  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Carica Wines:
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.

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Snooth User: 97edwardc
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Vintage: 2006 09/11/2009

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.


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Vintage: 2007 09/12/2010

The Wine: Caricas 2007 "Kick Ranch" Syrah is rich and intense. It offers aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry, fig, black cherry fruits. The nose also shows a rose perfume, dark chocolate, coffee and warm spices. There is an underlying earthiness of tobacco and leather and game, characteristic of the Northern Rhones finest wines Ripe tannins provide a velvety deep and persistent finish with accents of pepper and dark chocolate and smoke. The lively acidity and rich flavors of this syrah make it a perfect pairing for grilled meats, rich stews, harvest dinners and fall and winter celebrations. The Vineyard: Kick Ranch is owned by Dick Keenan and Kathy McNamara and has become a premier Sonoma County vineyard. Wonderfully sited on the west flank of Spring Mountain, north east of Santa Rosa, California, this 41 acre uses sustainable viticulture practice to produces outstanding Sauvignon Blanc grapes, as well as highly sought-after Rhone varietals.



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