Estate Grown, Columbia Valley
Planted in 1988
Nebbiolo is thought to get its name from the Piedmontese word for "fog"- nebbia. You may be more familiar with it as Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and Ghemme, all wines made from nebbiolo. In Italy, these red wines can be massively tannic in youth often taking years to become approachable.
Our nebbiolo is much more "generous" and soft at an early age while still retaining the grape's trademark complexity. The estate nebbiolo provides a myriad of flavors and aromas ranging from rose petal, dried tea, rosemary, coffee, and Mediterranean fruit such as fig and blood orange. This is truly the most poetic red wine known to mankind!
The skins of nebbiolo are fairly thin and delicate, producing a lighter, somewhat translucent ruby color. Looks can be deceiving though... This is a wine that can stand up to hearty dishes and goes particularly well with earthy flavors of wild game, mushrooms and truffles.