Dolcetto is still a rare sighting in Washington, and the vines that exist are still quite young. Not surprising then that this pleasant red is rather simple, with red fruit flavors and a subtle streak of pepper. The tannins are a little on the stemmy side.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.