The 2017 Luca Bosio Dolcetto D’Alba with 13% alcohol, and costing under $16 scored a fine 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was still young, as Dolcetto should be, and filled with cherry, some spices, and some drying tannins. After 45 minutes in the glass, it smoothed out.

Served with a red sauce pasta and hard crusted Italian rolls, the wine was enjoyable. We had DeanMartin singing Italian songs in the background too.

I’ve aged Dolcetto wines in the past for up to 10 years, and they will hold, while turning less purple and into a garnet red color, but from five to nine years is when they show off bright fruit and good acidity. Enjoy some soon. In Vino Veritas.