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?