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Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Editorial Reviews for Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,117
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
89065213,117
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
89065213,117
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
89065213,117
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


Member Reviews for Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,117
4.30 5
07/09/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,117
4.60 5
Vintage: 2009 07/29/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,117
4.70 5
Vintage: 2008 07/29/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rivella Serafino Dolcetto d'Alba

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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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