Sonoma Wine Tasting & San Francisco - March 2012; 3/22/2012-3/27/2012: Light strawberry color. Aromas of strawberry smoothie, rose and hints of tar. The palate shows dense tannins and tangy acid. I'm surprised at the varietal typicality of this nebbiolo, even if it lacks the complexity of most any Piedmont nebbiolo. Red cherry flavors, roses and just a bit of tobacco. Smooth finish.
Nice on the mid-palate, but too much heat on the finish. However, the finish after the heat was enjoyable. Appropriate amount of tannins for a Nebbiolo. Not much complexity. Nice for a California Nebbiolo, but not up to the standards of Piedmont.
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