Nebbiolo Reserve2014

34.99

Nebbiolo Reserve

The pre-eminent wine of Italy, and possibly of all red wine, Nebbiolo has distinguished itself as one of our leading varietals since our first vintage, 1998. Our style is inspired by Barbaresco in cultivation and aging, and the wine unfolds in bottle at the stately pace for which it is so greatly appreciated by connoisseurs, for the most savory pairings of meats and game.

 

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Year

2014

Cellar Life

15yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings which ultimately allowed us to harvest at optimal times. A signature of this vintage is that the reds bear a higher than average acidity, extravagant texture, fragrant aromatics - gifts of the cooler season.

The Wine Advocate 90+ Points
San Diego International Wine Competition, 2017 Silver Medal
Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (CA), 2017 Gold Medal
Fermentation 7-9 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10-15 days
Composition 100% Nebbiolo
Aging 12 months, French oak barriques, new 30%, used 70%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.62%

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