Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Seghesio Dolcetto D'Alba 2005
The wine was out of the bargain bin at a local store. The wine was a Seghesio Dolcetto D'Alba from the 2005 vintage. Most of the Dolcettos in the market at the moment are the 2008 vintage so this one was marked down to half price. The lone bottle in the bin found its way home with me for $9.
Dark in the glass, it had a typical Dolcetto nose of dark stone fruit, plums and cherries. The earth came through in both the nose and taste. The taste was full bodied, soft and round, and full of fruit. Young Dolcettos have a fresh edge to them and that was missing here. There was a long, sweet finish to the wine. It was probably at its best a year or two ago, but it was still highly delicious and enjoyable. Nice play off between the earth in the wine and the earthiness of the mushrooms.