We picked this up at the Wine Cellar a few weeks ago just to add to our wine cellar, as we always like to have at least one Dolcetto in “stock”.
A bit of background –
The wine is from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy and Dolcetto is the name of the grape as well as the wine. This particular Dolcetto is from two vineyards one in La Morra that is South East facing and one in Barolo that is South West facing. The wine is aged primarily in stainless steel tanks for 8 months with about 15% of the wine seeing oak for approximately six months.
My Tasting Notes
Nose – Raspberry, bright red fruit
Taste – Blueberry, raspberry, mushroom, cranberry
Mouthfeel – pretty acidic, medium weight in the mouth, fairly big tannins – more than I expected
Finish – pretty nice, medium in length
Even though this is a Dolcetto and they are meant to be drank young compared to their Piemonte counterparts (Barolo, Barberesco, Barbera etc..) it was as still a bit tight on the nose and on the palate. Overall a good wine for $16.00, could have just benefited from another year on the shelf. I actually had the 2005 not too long ago at a restaurant and enjoyed it quite a bit as well as their Barbera d’ Alba that I think if I remember correctly was also a 2005. Check ‘em out if you see them on the wine list or at your local wine shop.