Thursday, March 10, 2011

Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba 2009, Piedmont, Italy - $16.50



Had a glass of this Italian wine tonight at Royal Blue during driveway drinking in celebration of KV and WJ's birthdays. It retails for $16.50/bottle at Royal Blue and is made from the grape varietal called Dolcetto. It was rated 89 points by Wine Advocate, and is imported by Louis/Dressner Selections, one of my favorite wine importers.

Someone was smoking at the next table over, so I couldn't take any notes about the bouquet, but I tasted fresh red fruit and black tea ending in moderate tannins. I liked this wine!

We paired it with crackers (rice, wheat) and cheese (Manchego, English Cheddar, goat cheese with truffle oil).

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