It's always exciting to come across a wine that has all of the flavors you love, and is still affordable. And that's just the case with the 2009 Noceto Sangiovese, from the Vino Noceto Winery in Plymouth, California.
I always like to mention that I do not have any affiliation with this winery, or any others, but I do like to bring a little extra attention to wineries that offer such amazing products as this Sangiovese. I especially like to bring attention to smaller wineries, whose wines are some of the best kept secrets in the business.
For our first tasting, we served this Sangiovese with our Shrimp and Blue Cheese Noodles and the wine was a beautiful pairing. On the second occasion it also tasted great served with a simple grilled New York Strip steak. The wine has a Chianti-style flavor and would also work beautifully with a Grilled Pork Roast with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce, various Italian dishes or even with a great pizza.
If you are still shopping for Christmas or New Year's Eve wines, or you are just ready to stock up your cellar for the new year, stop by the Noceto web site to see the entire selection of wines they have available, including a 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel, grown on vines dating back to the 1860's. Yum! Since Old Vine Zinfandel has always been my favorite in the past, and I cannot wait to try this, my husband might be buying me a few bottles Zinfandel for Christmas...he just doesn't know it yet! Enjoy!!