Planted in the Fox Hill Vineyard in Mendocino this is a rare gem from California. The plantings were inspired by the owner, Lowell Stone who decided to follow his passion and plant what he was most interested in. Many trips to Italy turned to inspiration and the wild spectrum of varieties began to take root. Dolcetto does have a serious side that when shown in balance highlights the grape's ability to be compelling. Fermented 100% whole cluster with partial foot treading, this vintage shows the contrast of bright freshness against a firm structure that Lowell Stone loves seeing in Dolcetto. The nose shows black cherry, almond, anise, fresh soil, allspice, and cinnamon stick. The mouth is medium bodied with freshness and firm tannin on the finish. It is joyful and fully serious all at once.
$47.99 Excl. tax