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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2003 vintage.)
ProducerLone Madrone (web)
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationPaso Robles
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by silbakor on 12/19/2010: bright red berry nose, very dry, light body, still lots of tannin. plenty of acid, candied figs & dates in the nose, clove spices. (2010 views)
 Tasted by bretrooks on 11/25/2010 & rated 89 points: Popped and poured, but I think I should have decanted for an hour or so. Fairly dense, as is to be expected from a Paso nebbiolo. A whiff of VA upon opening had me worried, but it subsided over half an hour or so in the glass. Black cherry fruit and a touch of cranberry tartness with some nice mushroomy and cedary notes. The 15.9% alcohol is surprisingly well hidden on the palate, but still noticeable. (2000 views)
 Tasted by Wine maestro on 10/16/2010 & rated 88 points: Vibrant and electric fragrances of fresh picked red fruit and spice aromas, with a ruby
ring color. A well made Paso Nebbiolo boasting ripe red currant and wild strawberry
notes. A layered wine offering dates and fig midpalate. At a good drinking point as
the flavors are well integrated with refined tannins. Long, rich aftertaste and finish.
Drink now into next year. Lone Madrone tasting room - Paso Robles Harvest Festival. (2146 views)
 Tasted by kstoddard on 7/30/2010 & rated 88 points: Garnet color. Blackberry nose. Tastes of blackberry, currant, cherry, strawberry, and cedar. Firm tannins. Well balanced. Rich finish. (2137 views)

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Lone Madrone

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Nebbiolo is a red grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy in the Northwest. The grape can also be found in other parts of the world, though they are not as respected.

Nebbiolo is often considered the "king of red wines," as it is the grape of the famed wines of Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Roero DOCG. It is known for high tannins and acidity, but with a distinct finesse. When grown on clay, Nebbiolo can be very powerful, tannic, and require long aging periods to reach its full potential. When grown on sand, the grape exhibits a more approachable body with more elegant fruit and less tannins, but still has high aging potential.

"Nebbiolo" is named for the Italian word, "nebbia", which means "fog", in Italian and rightfully so since there is generally a lot of fog in the foothills of Piedmont during harvest.

Nebbiolo is a late-ripening variety that does best in a continental climate that boasts moderate summers and long autumns. In Piedmont, Nebbiolo is normally harvested in October.

More links:
Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker


WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!


California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast


Central Coast AVA Wikipedia

Paso Robles

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

Set apart by unique climate and geography, Paso Robles Wine Country provides prime growing conditions for more than 40 varietals planted over 26,000 acres of vineyards. More than 300 wineries craft this fruit into premium wines, gaining recognition around the world. The fruit, the wines and the distinct environment have quickly made Paso Robles California's third largest and fastest growing wine region.

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