PAVI Dolcetto 2013 

(Napa Valley, California) $30

Italian wine has taught me not to go looking for Italian varietals anyplace else. (They usually don’t do well). So I was surprised when this lovely dolcetto from the Napa Valley proved more delicious than a lot of the Italian versions I’ve had recently. It’s important to know that dolcetto is a simple wine (it’s what the Piedmontese often drink with dinner; they save their Barolos and Barbarescos to sell). But the dark, earthy, savory, espresso flavors here are fantastic, and the wine even has a bit of age. Surely mushroom risotto or a pasta Bolognese is in your future. This wine should be too. (14.2% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Pavi Wines

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