Category Archives: Dolcetto

Rosa de Oro Lake County Dolcetto – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

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 Melendez

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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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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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Parusso Dolcetto d’Alba – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine an wonderful expression of Dolcetto. Dry, complex and inky dark and aptly suited to food. This wine gives evocative scents of Fall plum orchard, moist earth mushroom; a flavor profile of field mushroom, ground clove, chocolate, fennel, and … Continue reading

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Bruno Rocca Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Trifole – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Another adventure in high acid; a senses delight with dark red berried fruit, rose petal, cinnamon and winter wood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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