Stag’s Hollow Winery 2015 Dolcetto, Okanagan Valley, $26

By on January 10, 2017

One of British Columbia’s most adventuresome and talented wineries continues to help pioneer work in the Okanagan Valley with varieties that could have been viewed as folly a decade ago. Winemaker Dwight Sick and grower/owner Larry Gerelus team up for this racy, vibrant and succulent Dolcetto that’s ripe without approaching sweetness. The Okanagan Falls project started in Gerelus’ Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard on Oct. 8. Next came five-month program of neutral French oak with stainless steel (40%) fermentation that developed aromas of pomegranate, elderberry, red licorice and white pepper. There’s juiciness to the flavors of boysenberry and Marionberry. Pomegranate acidity pushes along with smoked meat and Craisin notes for a mouthwatering and savory finish. They suggest serving with pizza.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 215 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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