Monday, March 14, 2016

2014 Seven Hills "Along for the Ride" Dolcetto

Happy Pi Day!  It was a banner day today, we had free burritos at Qdoba's soft opening here in Elkhart (this will definitely be long-term trouble!) and now I've come home from the gym ready to relax with a glass of wine.  Tonight's is a fun one, a wine I just received from a wine club shipment last week and I immediately fell in love with the label, the 2014 Seven Hills "Along for the Ride" Dolcetto, which is 100% Dolcetto from the Lonesome Springs Vineyard and meant to be enjoyed young!  So here goes nothing!

The wine is a lovely deep garnet color in the glass.  The nose presents a lovely variety of black fruit aromas, blackberry, black cherry and plum overlaying a bit of floral and spice notes.  The taste is wonderfully fruit forward with a blast of ripe berries and cherry cola that transition effortlessly to some wonderful white pepper spice notes midpalate.  The tannins are young and firm, supporting a wonderfully smooth and very dry finish.

Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8.5 as it's a perfect everyday drinking wine that I wish I ordered more of!  It would pair well with pizza, a variety of Italian pasta dishes, or even barbecue.  But tonight I am enjoying this wine with some tacos!  The fruit marries so well with a bit of chorizo in the tacos, yum!  And how could you not love that label?

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