Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sori Paitin Dolcetto D'Alba 1997 Wine Review (NW)

Floral, cherry, and vanilla nose
Somewhat musty mid-palate
Sweet, short finish with a soft landing

At first, I wasn't that impressed with this wine. It was flat and slow to emerge. But the wine kept improving until we emptied the bottle and I'm not sure I ever tasted it at its peak.

Dolcetto is a delicate wine with a subtle sweetness and a medium body. This one, with some age on it, was all that more delicate. It's an intriguing varietal to learn more about, and has a strong following among Italian wine lovers. Prices aren't terribly high; I paid $16 for this one. Raise a glass!

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