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The Caraccioli family grows huge amounts
of vegetables and makes a tiny bit of wine—
including this graceful Pinot Noir.
What You Need To Know
The Caraccioli family has been
farming and packing row crops in California’s Salinas Valley—“The
Salad Bowl of the World”—for generations. Opening out onto the
deep, cold waters of Monterey Bay, the valley is flanked to the
south by the slopes of the Santa Lucia range, one of California’s
great cool-climate wine districts. In 2006, brothers Phil and Gary
Caraccioli teamed up with their uncle Jim to create Caraccioli
Cellars. They planted grapes in highlands and brought winemaker
Joe Rawitzer (a Roederer alumnus) on board to make four wines.
Unusually, the Caracciolis release their wines only when they’re
ready to drink. Allowed the luxury of a few years of bottle age, this
2009 bottling is smooth and beautifully layered.
Wild strawberry and
red cherry scents.
A polished mix of cherry,
game and herb flavors.
bottle should be cool to
Pork, poultry (including quail
and duck), mushrooms and
earthy vegetarian dishes.
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