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Napa Valley Dolcetto di Nonno

Napa Valley Dolcetto di Nonno Wine Details

Description: After three years of crafting Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines in ’99, ’00, and ’01, we harvested the 2002 Dolcetto from two unique sources; the Yountville vineyard planted and managed by the Buoncristiani Brothers, and a small block in the Caldwell Coombsville vineyard. We instill our strict viticultural practices at these exclusive sites and thus ensure our highest standard of quality. The best wines are made in the vineyard and with Dolcetto this is especially true. The typical large crop set by Dolcetto is thinned to one cluster per shoot and the huge clusters that remain are trimmed to half their size to achieve cluster uniformity and concentration of varietal flavor.

Varietal Definition
Italian red grape from the Piedmont area of the North West. Produces soft varietal wines for early drinking. Gives lots of up front fruit with soft tannins with a style not unlike the Gamay of Beaujolais.


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