Cantina Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

$33

GUARANTEED BEST PROVENANCE: IMPORTED FROM ITALY BY AIR AND STOCKED IN CALIFORNIA Maria Teresa's Dolcetto is delicious. After tasting this gem at her cantina last fall, I just had to bring some back with me to share. Glorious nose with purple flowers, and on the palate with juicy berries, black cherry, violets, anise. Very few bottles are available, so enjoy it while you can. Beautiful label from a painting that Maria Teresa's father, Bartolo Mascarello, painted when he was in his 70's.

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Ratings on Delectable

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Off bottle. Showing very old and somehow oxidized.

Off bottle. Showing very old and somehow oxidized.

7.9

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Could have held on to this for awhile, but it was drinking damn well.

Could have held on to this for awhile, but it was drinking damn well.

9.4

Bella McDowell Delectable Pro

Super young...really opened up on day 2

Super young...really opened up on day 2

9.1

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

On the nose strong aromas of plums and cherries. Very vibrant dark fruit flavors and grippy tannins supported by solid acidity

On the nose strong aromas of plums and cherries. Very vibrant dark fruit flavors and grippy tannins supported by solid acidity

9.1

Greg Hirson Delectable Pro

Corks and Barrels at Cork Supply USA

Very primary fruit, but serious at the same time

Very primary fruit, but serious at the same time

9.1

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

Always Mascarello. Always. Por que no?

Always Mascarello. Always. Por que no?

9.1

Bruce Shook

A wonderful wine. Needs about 30 min to breath but once it opens up it is truly enjoyable. On the lighter side, as dolcetto should be, but still complex and quite refined.

A wonderful wine. Needs about 30 min to breath but once it opens up it is truly enjoyable. On the lighter side, as dolcetto should be, but still complex and quite refined.

9.2

Ben Christen

Great wine! Black fruit, silkiness, with a bright pop on the finish. Yum.

Great wine! Black fruit, silkiness, with a bright pop on the finish. Yum.

9.5

Devin Bostick

Not much of a nose, but a great tannin roar at first sip, totally drinkable (2015), but definitely could use more time to smooth tannins and let body come together, wonderful herbaceous notes (oregano/thyme), whiskey like pop just before finish, kind of wraps together at the end as if the trajectory is toward the feel of acidic fruit on a cankersore, it's nice though! rich purple color, royal, opened up more, complex wet sticky layering, really neat

Not much of a nose, but a great tannin roar at first sip, totally drinkable (2015), but definitely could use more time to smooth tannins and let body come together, wonderful herbaceous notes (oregano/thyme), whiskey like pop just before finish, kind of wraps together at the end as if the trajectory is toward the feel of acidic fruit on a cankersore, it's nice though! rich purple color, royal, opened up more, complex wet sticky layering, really neat

9.3

Stephen Osgood

best in class

best in class

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.