Wine of the Day July 13, 2013

2011Pecchenino2011 Pecchenino, Dolcetto San Luigi Dogliani DOCG, Piedmonte, Italy.
This brilliant Dolcetto is vivid and purr with fresh berry fruit, acidity and charm, Pecchenino really nailed this vintage and made a very pleasing and interesting wine. Sadly the 2010 sample was corked, but that happens, and while that was a disappointment, this 2011 more than made up for it and I highly recommend that you locate and try this entertaining Dolcetto as soon as possible, this might be the best Dolcetto value of the vintage. This wine leads with a fruit driven attack on the palate with fresh crushed blackberry, plum and black cherry fruits, hints of mint leaves, candied orange rind and sweet herbs. This light/medium red has everything to be serious, but simple enough just to be fun and easy, best with picnic and or classic cuisine, this is highly enjoyable for short term drinking pleasure, drink over the next year or two, this is my new go to pizza/pasta wine no question, a super little wine.
($16 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive