Our very own Ben MagaÃ±a was recently asked to sample Suisun Valley wines and share his tasting notes with readers of Comstock Magazine. Article by Pru Mendez, owner of Tucos Wine Bar.
Here is an excerpt from Ben on the wine he sampled:
Winterhawk Pinot Noir 2007 Suisun Valley
These grapes come from the western slopes of Suisun Valley, which attracts cool winds from San Pablo Bay. Winemakers used year-old barrels to limit oak and allow the fruit to emerge. This wine is a classic Pinot Noir with decent acidity and a clean taste. It’s nicely balanced and medium in length with a chocolate-cherry finish. It would pair well with light pork dishes and rich fish dishes, such as salmon.
What to eat with this wine: a pork chop. Paul Martin’s serves its natural pork chop from Bledsoe Natural Pork in Dunnigan. The meat is cut in-house and mesquite grilled with Hoisin marinade. It’s served with roasted red potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts.
Wine available at Suisun Valley Wine Cooperative (svwinecoop.com)