Nebbiolo Signature 2013
a great Thanksgiving pairing
This wine is in for the long haul, best opened in the a.m. for tonight’s dinner, it reveals a veritable cornucopia of aromatics: rose hips, cherry skin, anise, notes of mother earth and new leather with a super crisp, robust grippy texture that calls out for food matching. Suggest decanting for current drinking, will reward cellaring. Drink up by 2025 and possibly beyond.
Nebbiolo, the noble grape of Piedmont, is a rare variety in Paso Robles yet it conveys much of its distinct character in the limestone soils of our Pacific coastal mountains. Famed in the hill towns near Alba, it makes wines named Barolo and Barbaresco. Sourced from our neighbor, Glenrose Vineyard, it is the only wine made from grapes grown outside our properties. Vines lie on a rocky shelf, the vineyard is a series of terraces on exposed chalky soils recreating the struggle and low yields of its Italian forebears. Known for its unique color, brick orange, its opulent perfume reminiscent of rose petals, woodsmoke, and autumnal earth, it surprises first time imbibers with its strong tannic backbone and super bright acidity, hallmarks of the variety. Needing the accompaniment of food to tame its grippy tannins, it mellows with time, possessing great ageing potential.
Ripe peaches, honeycomb, chamomile, lemon shortbread. White peach, Crenshaw melon, macadamia nut, ginger bread, tangerine
Mango chicken curry with cashews, salmon rice bowl with ginger-lime sauce, tarragon lobster salad with sweet corn
Glenrose Vineyard | 1595 - 1935 | Calcareous Limestone and Clay
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