2007 La Caplana Dolcetto D’Ovada

September 17, 2014

Name:Dolcetto D'Ovada
Vintage:2007
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Dolcetto
Producer:La Caplana
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

Very elegant and Nebbiolo-esque nose with overripe cherry and violets in the mix, reminiscent of an aged Sangiovese. Subtle tannins. Succulent fruit. Slight oxidation and underbrush. Probably at or slightly past its prime. Intriguing.

2006 La Caplana Narciso Dolcetto D’Ovada

September 16, 2014

Name:Narciso Dolcetto D'Ovada
Vintage:2006
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Dolcetto
Producer:La Caplana
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

Has the finesse traits of its “younger” sibling, albeit more serious, composed and tight; less fruity, but capable of staying alive longer. Feels like there’s more wood trace (cedar, actually) and extended aging. Very well made, especially for the price.