Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

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After four days pulled off the lees and finishes fermentation clear, all in SS Quite purple looking. This has a lactic, yogurt nose which blows of... Read more

botte sample A bit meaty and spicy on the nose with complex aromas of game, wild herbs, cooked savory goodness, a little fish sauce and a touch of... Read more

Super complex on the nose with an array of medicinal, woodsy, mushroomy, root berry notes all framing the core of dark berry, cherry fruit. Openin... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,698
3.00 5
07/09/2013

After four days pulled off the lees and finishes fermentation clear, all in SS Quite purple looking. This has a lactic, yogurt nose which blows off a bit revealing the underlying blueberry and violet aromas. Quite precise in the mouth with high toned and soil driven flavors that are very transparent. This is perhaps a touch soft but shows excellent balance with soft chewy tannins that lead to the fine finish which does also feature a return of the lactic quality but layers woodland spice, slate and clay minerality over it. A very vinous wine. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,698
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/29/2013

botte sample A bit meaty and spicy on the nose with complex aromas of game, wild herbs, cooked savory goodness, a little fish sauce and a touch of porcini with some tomato sauce in an almost fruity way. Bright slightly chewy raspberry and lingonberry fruit greets the palate followed by lots of spice up front, a touch of leafiness, and a bit of extra alcohol in the mouth followed by classic then cherries in alcohol on the back end, and gorgeous earth and herb notes on the moderately long finish. 91-94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,698
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/29/2013

Super complex on the nose with an array of medicinal, woodsy, mushroomy, root berry notes all framing the core of dark berry, cherry fruit. Opening just a touch on the soft side this quickly turns very clear and precise on the palate exhibiting a fresh, very pure core of stony, tart wild cherry with savory, slightly medicinal and licorice notes adding detail. This is very precise with lots of lift in the mouth in a tense and lean style. The ripe tannins add fine support and help to drive the persistence, dry small red berry flavors through the long finish. This is a bit on the earthy side, and perhaps not technically perfect but it is a very compelling wine. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,698
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/29/2013

Earthy, leathery, and perhaps a little bretty on the deep, rich and high toned nose full of wild herbs, flowers, minerals and gorgeously framed fruit.Opening with a decidedly woodsy flavor profile this quickly shows off its seamless character showing fine structure and excellent integration in a totally old school style. This could have been made in 1978. Today it is a bit bricky already, and broad on the palate with an incipient gamy edge to the dark cherry fruit. This is a beautiful wine and a window into the past. I expect this will age very well. 93pts


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Vintage: 2008 06/26/2013

This is one of the classiest wine I have tasted so far this year!This Barbaresco is perfectly balanced with fine floral notes,charming red fruit and fresh walnut aromatics jumping out of the glass.


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