Urban Legend Cellars Dolcetto 2010

Dolcetto from Sierra Foothills, California

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Item No. 124902
  • red wine
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Flavor-wise, cherry fruit prevails. There's some red raspberry there, too. On the finish, we taste some mocha—dry chocolate with a little coffee sprinkled in—to end with bitter almond. It makes us think of Italian almond cookies, the kinds that are more savory than sweet.

Dolcetto pairs well with pastas—try some wild mushroom ravioli some time with it; the earthiness is perfect for it. We really like it with duck; Dolcetto can stand up to some of the fruit sauces that go well with duck but also is clean enough to be refreshing after all that rich duck fat. It's light enough for herbed chicken and a natural—it is Italian—for cured meats. Finally, save some for dessert to serve with blue cheese and pears.

Learn About Urban Legend Cellars

Urban legends are remarkable but often apocryphal stories that spread like wildfire. Urban Legend is a winery in a city-almost an apocryphal story in itself-that makes remarkable wines. We've never been shy about disruption. Throughout our careers, we've introduced technologies that no one ever thought would work-and changed the world. When we wanted to drink wines that were...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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Learn About Dolcetto

(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...

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