Category Archives: Dolcetto

Rosa de Oro Lake County Dolcetto – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wonderful homage to Italy’s Dolcetto. Rosa de Oro is producing Italian varietals in Lake County; the alcohol levels are lower than many wines in this wine region and most wine regions in California.  This wine presents with notes of … Continue reading

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Renzo Castella Dolcetto di Diano D’Alba – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Aptly dry, early summer red cherry, cranberry, baking spices accented with violets and freshly cut wood. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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GV Cellars Solano County Green Valley Dolcetto – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A medium body wine; a wonderful homage to it’s brethren wines in Italy; plum-cranberry, dusting of sweet spice, and a treasury of earthen notes. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Due Vigne de Famiglia El Dorado County Dolcetto – 2006 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lustrious acid enveloping blueberry, ground allspice, almond, and forest floor. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Bruno Porro Dolcetto di Dogliani – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Dolcetto is aptly dry notes of roasted black plum and roasted black cherry, allspice, cardamom and characteristics of underbrush and field mushroom. A captivating wine I found at Trader Joes in San Francisco for only $10.99 a bottle. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Luigi Baudana Dolcetto d’Alba – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Subtle notes of red plum confit, winter spices, field mushroom and underbrush. ¡Salud! ** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – … Continue reading

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Palmina Santa Barbara Dolcetto – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A dark brooding wine–a wine whose brethren from across the pond has some commonalities and a few differences.  This wine has both high acid and alcohol (14.7%).  The initial taste has blackberry-black plum confit, essence of rose petal, Chanterelle mushroom, … Continue reading

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