91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright ruby. Intense, complex aromas of wild red berries, cherry, minerals and dried flowers, with smoked meat and rhubarb nuances emerging with aeration. Sappy and sweet, with very good depth to its flavors of bitter cherry, rose pastille, licorice and fresh herbs. Shows impressive energy and lift, finishing with chewy tannins and strong cut.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
Read More »
Piedmont may be famous for its Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, but the inhabitants of this region in Northwest Italy don't drink these big, tannic wines on an everyday basis. When it comes to a weekday dinner's accompaniment, they usually turn to Barbera (when not drinking the other everyday wine of the region, Dolcetto.) With this in mind, it's no surprise that...
Read More »