"Even Dolcetto’s hue speaks to its easy going nature, with a deep and bright ruby color inviting a sip. The nose is s...Read more...
Spicy and a bit stemmy with hints of licorice, wood spice and dark berry fruit that shows a little mineral brightness and blue fruit highlights. At... Read more
Vibrant wine from Santa Barbara is high-toned and wonderfully acidic with spice notes and boysenberry. Read more
Deep dark purple color. The nose started out like a smear of Welch's grape jelly on toast but with time turned to grape bubble gum and toasty vani... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Palmina Dolcetto Santa Barbara County
Spicy and a bit stemmy with hints of licorice, wood spice and dark berry fruit that shows a little mineral brightness and blue fruit highlights. Attractively light bodied and zesty with clear, fresh balsamic tinged wild berry fruit on the palate that carries just a touch of extra tannin at this stage. Nicely perfumed in the mouth, with a lovely flavor profile but there is just a whisper of extra tannin today that makes me want some fat with this. Fun wine. 87pts
Vibrant wine from Santa Barbara is high-toned and wonderfully acidic with spice notes and boysenberry.
Deep dark purple color. The nose started out like a smear of Welch's grape jelly on toast but with time turned to grape bubble gum and toasty vanilla. Sweet candied fruit on the palette, raisins, currents and even a little chocolate covered cherry. This Dolcetto from Santa Barbara is nothing like its Italian brethren but one heck of a fun bottle to drink, even if it is a little one dimensional.
A beautiful little wine. One that I believe will appeal to lovers of Pinot Noir. Soft cherry notes, good structure and balance. Had three of these, all dead on consistent. I have lots of wine drinking friends at different levels of experience and not a negative word about this wine. Very nice.
External Reviews for Palmina Dolcetto Santa Barbara County
Dolcetto is an easy-going, table friendly, "pull-the-cork-and-have-a-glass" wine. In wine speak, it is often labeled as "approachable", but that really is too formal a descriptor for this genial varietal. Dolcetto, whose name translates as "little sweet one" is a wine full of youthful exuberance, but also a wine with structure and balance. Fresh summer fruits come to mind with the 2006 Dolcetto - a reflection perhaps of those meals with which it pairs so well. A dark ruby color with amethyst highlights foretells of the character in this wine, which with a swirl produces aromas of raspberry and cherry, a bit of toast and a hint of violets. At a first taste, the smooth texture caresses the palate with summertime notes of black cherry, fresh red plums, and those wild berries we all picked in our youth - blackberry, huckleberry and dark raspberries. Yet with all the intense fruit flavors, there's a nice underlying bright acid in the wine and soft, almond-like tannins on the finish. Enjoy Dolcetto as in Italy - da pronto bevere - a wine to drink now. We love it with a slight chill!
"Even Dolcetto’s hue speaks to its easy going nature, with a deep and bright ruby color inviting a sip. The nose is spicy and very berry, with a hint of spice mingling with blackberry aromas that waft from the glass. On the palate, there is a perception of hard-candy sweetness that mingles with a beautifully balanced acidity and soft tannin structure. Concentrated black raspberry and plum preserve flavors are interlaced with a subtle earthy minerality that leaves a lasting impression of raspberry, a hint of “red vine” licorice and toasted almonds at last sip. Dolcetto is the perfect picnic wine, a delightful interlude between white and heavier red wines at a multi-course dinner and the ultimate complement to pizza, which is our featured recipe! Enjoy in its youth and serve either at cellar temperature or even slightly chilled." -Winery
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