91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2009
(the vines here are 60 to 70 years old; done entirely in stainless
steel): Bright ruby. Primary aroma of medicinal black cherry.
Concentrated, rich and sweet, with dark fruit flavors lifted by a floral
element and pungent white soil notes. Smooth, ripe and very long. A
terrific dolcetto. (ST)
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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With Barbera, Dolcetto is one of the two "everyday" wines of the Piedmont region in Italy. While the most favorable growing sites here are reserved for Barolo and Barbaresco, winemakers plant Dolcetto widely where the temperamental Nebbiolo grape doesn't thrive. As Dolcetto is not made to age, but rather intended for more immediate consumption...
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