Due Vigne’s mountain-grown Sierra Nebbiolo is savory, embellished with olive tapenade, sour cherry, cranberry and caramel, its tannins sufficiently managed to make this wine a rich, robust red with finesse. Small percentages of Barbera and Dolcetto are blended in.
Grown at 2,400-feet elevation from Italian budwood, this Dolcetto, so common to Piedmont but almost unheard of in California, is muy grande, with mountainous tannins and flavors of coffee and toffee and bright notes of cranberry and cherry.
The texture on this Cabernet is rustic, with some tough tannins and green acidity, which lots of oak can’t quite cover, but only add sweet toast. It’s not a bad wine, but doesn’t seem capable of aging, so drink up.