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January 05, 2005

03 Andrea Oberto, Dolcetto d'Alba

Unevolved nose of alcohol, stewed grapes, and floral fennel seed. Chewy tannins, woody acid, and noticeable alcohol. Rustic. Grapes and raspberries tightly carpet the tongue. Savory meatiness begins to emerge in the finish, quickly silenced by the hand of Herr BubbleYum.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

As I suspected from the rough tannins, weird acid, and big fruit, this is an ideal food wine that goes extremely well with light tomato sauces. While an actual marinara over pasta brought out a strange distillate quality from this wine, a thin homemade pizza with a few spots of sauce, diced romas, minced garlic, torn basil, and just a couple tablespoons of mozzarella and locatelli was the perfect fit.

8:53 AM  
Blogger caveman said...

for an exceptional Dolcetto, try the 2003 from Sandrone.
Caveman

11:17 AM  

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