Delfino Vineyards 2012 Dolcetto, Umpqua Valley, $25

By on March 13, 2015

Delfino Vineyards-Dolcetto-2012-LabelRoseburg, Ore., vintner Jim Delfino and Ashland consultant Linda Donovan continue to showcase estate fruit and feral fermentation in their interpretation with this Italian variety that translates to “sweet little one.” It’s winsome sitting in the glass with its dark garnet color and perfumy with alluring hints of raspberry jam, president plum, cola and fig with cedar and cinnamon spice. The lively, spicy and juicy flavor profile is reminiscent of some Grenache grown in Washington, bringing red currant and pomegranate,  a dash of white pepper, a slice of black olive and a finish of cranberry.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 117 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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