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Stewart's Spirits USD 24.99 750ml

Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tank sample of final blend A little redux, cleans up with some air showing  nice bitter cherry and herb fruit. A bit spicy in the mouth this seems a bit brighter and leaner than the 2011 with nice cherry skin fruit. Ultimately it should turn out to be a bit simpler but with softer tannins and the similar lowish acid, but in a fresher, more precise and fruit driven style.  I prefer this to the eleven. 88pts

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Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/09/2013

Tank sample of final blend A little redux, cleans up with some air showing  nice bitter cherry and herb fruit. A bit spicy in the mouth this seems a bit brighter and leaner than the 2011 with nice cherry skin fruit. Ultimately it should turn out to be a bit simpler but with softer tannins and the similar lowish acid, but in a fresher, more precise and fruit driven style.  I prefer this to the eleven. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/09/2013

A blend of ten vineyards from Monforte, Novello, Barolo aged in SS Vintage quite challenging, suffered quite a lot, in order to preserve the quality of the fruit did an on the vine selection to remove rotten bad grapes from clusters so that they could allow the remaining grapes to ripen an additional week, same for 2012 Quite striking savory, woodsy, spicy aromas that are a little meaty and black fruited with an aroma that recalls cherry cola. Soft on entry with some early some sticky tannins, this turns broad and black spiced in the mouth with black cherry and black currant fruit on the slightly chewy mid-palate. Rich and quite fruity on the finish, tart flavors here help compensate for the lower acid. This turns dusty with slightly stalky dry tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 07/09/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nick75
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/25/2009

Dolcetto's get a bad wrap as not being serious wines. Not exactly sure what a serious wine is, but I can say that I seriously enjoy this wine....and I've had a lot of Dolcetto's. I've had some of Sandrone's serious wines before (by serious I mean expensive) and they were great. That's how I found this gem. It now occupies an honored spot in my rotation....which means I seem to always be pulling this one out.


Snooth User: Barberesco
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/02/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba

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Vintage: 2011 03/14/2013

This shows aromatic dark berry and violet aromas and flavors, with touches of black pepper. Needs a little air to reveal the silky texture and elegant profile. Drink now through 2014. -BS Wine Spectator. A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto dAlba 750ml


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Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

In a vintage in which so many wines are big and powerful the 2011 Dolcetto d Alba stands out for its silky personality and utter refinement. Floral notes meld into expressive dark blue and black varietal fruit in a gracious mid-weight Dolcetto of i... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 2011 Sandrone Luciano Dolcetto dAlba Dolcetto 750ml


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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

In a vintage in which so many wines are big and powerful the 2011 Dolcetto d Alba stands out for its silky personality and utter refinement. Floral notes meld into expressive dark blue and black varietal fruit in a gracious mid-weight Dolcetto of incomparable elegance and finesse. Firm Dolcetto tannins appear on the finish to support the fruit and add balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2010 05/02/2012

The 2010 Dolcetto d'Alba is a beautifully articulated, vibrant wine loaded with varietal character. In keeping with the personality of the year, this is less fruit driven than many other recent vintages, but that is actually a plus here given the low... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto dAlba 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 09/28/2014

The 2010 Dolcetto d Alba is a beautifully articulated vibrant wine loaded with varietal character. In keeping with the personality of the year this is less fruit driven than many other recent vintages but that is actually a plus here given the low yields that inform the estate s wines. The Dolcetto shows terrific intensity and verve from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Dark red-ruby. Enticing aromas of black cherry licorice and menthol with a minty nuance emerging with air. Juicy brisk and linear; quite dry and focused with acidity to the fore. In a very fresh style. "Two thousand ten was challenging for dolcetto owing to rain and cold weather at the end of August " noted Sandrone. "We threw half of the grapes on the ground. But the quality of the rest was surprising." Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Vintage: 2010 04/28/2012

A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto dAlba 750ml


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