Sunce Syrah and Zinfandel at Grocery Outlet

203 Sunce Syrah

2013 Sunce Syrah Russian River Valley

Reviewed by Mike

Age has helped the 2013 Sunce Syrah to be quite pleasing and enjoyable. In my early tasting visits to Sunce winery in the Russian River Valley, I found their wines to be very extracted and tannic. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case with this Syrah wine. The 2013 Sunce Syrah has loads of black fruit, some earthiness, and even bacon on the nose. The aftertaste is a good one; it lingers. The wine has a wonderful dark red color with no signs of age on the edge. Only 300 cases were made in 2013. This is a perfect wine for barbecued grilled meats during our beautiful summer months. I rate 88 points for this wine and give it two plus points for the great value at the Grocery Outlet. This same wine sells for $28 on the Sunce online wine shop. Sunce makes many different varietals.  The winery could be making room for the next vintage and decided to sell off the 2013 Syrah inventory to the Grocery Outlet. This is a terrific bargain and will go fast at the Grocery Outlet. Call your local G.O. to see if they are stocking the 2013 Sunce Syrah. I also purchased the Sunce Zinfandel. It was okay and not nearly as good a buy as the Sunce Syrah.

About the Sunce Winery

Sunce is a very small family-owned winery in the Russian River Valley. It is located on a lovely backroad, Olivet Road, in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley wine appellation. Olivet Road is vineyard lined and only three miles in length. See the Olivet Road Wine Trail. The Sunce Winery is owned by a native Croatian winemaker, Dr. France Franicevic. Sunce makes 5000 cases of wine annually, including some offbeat varietals: Nebbiolo, Mourvedre, Tannat and Teraldego. Other notable wineries on Olivet Road are Harvest Moon Winery, Pellegrini and Deloach Winery. A visit to Olivet Road makes for a great day wine trip.


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