Our Favorite Reds for Spring
The Wine Cognoscenti Recommend
I'm not quite ready to give up my red wines in spring. I know the summer will be on me soon and my desire to taste the big burly reds I love will diminish. However, there's something about the spring that makes the body crave lighter fare and juicer wines. For me, it's a young Dolcetto that fits the bill. These are juicy wines with blackberry fruit, a bitter twang and usually at a price that won't break the bank.
One of my favorites is the 2010 Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi - A fresh yet energetic expression of blackberry jam, toast (not oak) and hints of wild herbs. On the palate, it showed ripe, juicy blackberry and herbs, which lasted through the mouthwatering finish. This was easy drinking, yet pure beauty in simplicity. (91 points)