Unique and appealing, with scents of pear drop and roasted walnuts leading into a luxuriously textured palate. Caramel notes from toasty new oak vie with kiwi flavors in the mouth while the finish is long and dry. Drink now or age a few years for even more complexity.
A delicious white wine from a rarely seen (in the United States) white grape. There is a floral intensity in the opening, which deepens into an almondy, spicy center. Top it all off with a crisp and refreshing finish, and you have a real winner.
Hurrah! A true-to-the-blueprint Chardonnay from Italy. Maybe not the first, but one of the few. Features an expressive pear-fruit nose, with just the right weight and acidity on the palate. Solid winemaking and a good vintage are both evident in the structure. A nice surprise.
A youthful, exuberant wine, crammed with cherry and plum fruit. It’s mouthfilling, and shows some characteristic Dolcetto tannins on the finish, which also picks up hints of chocolate and powdered charcoal.
Hints of toasted almond mark the nose, followed by peach and apple scents. It’s medium-bodied, with almond and peach flavors that flow easily across the palate, ending on a citrusy note. Imported by Paterno Wines International.
Pio Cesare’s Langhe 2004 is more open and easier to taste than the 2003. The nose is big and plummy with a strong floral component, while on the palate, the fruit possesses an inner core of bright strawberry giving the wine a nice lift in the finish.
Pio Cesare’s Barbera is a modern interpretation of a traditional grape, and a well-done one at that. Refined notes of mocha, cinnamon and vanilla vie with vibrant strawberry fruit while lively acidity lifts and supports the wine. Coffee notes dominate the perfumed, medium-length finish.