Friday, May 21, 2021

Del Dotto Piazza Sangiovese for Italian Dinner

Del Dotto Piazza Napa Valley Sangiovese 2016 for Angelis Italian BYOB Dinner

It will be bittersweet drinking our last bottle of this label, one we first tasted and then acquired at the Estate during our Napa Valley Wine Experience 2018, last summer. The Del Dotto Piazza DELICACIES Food and Wine Experience was one of the highlights of our trip.

As I have written in these pages, this Napa Valley Sangiovese 2016 and the 2015 vintage release have become a 'go-to' wine for our Italian dinners  BYOB at Angelis Italian, our favorite neighborhood Italian Trattoria. Its nice and a welcome relief to be out dining without the Covid restrictions. 

Del Dotto is one of the largest holdings in our collection. So when they opened their new Piazza Del Dotto property, it was on the shortlist to visit on next Napa trip. 

I've been watching for more of this wine to be available, subsequent vintages accepted, and haven't seen it, but will eagerly scoop up more if and when I find some. 

Del Dotto Piazza Napa Valley Sangiovese 2016

Consistent with earlier recent tasting notes, this was ruby colored medium full bodied, delicious sweet ripe raspberry and plum fruits accented by a layer of sweet mocha chocolate and notes of vanilla and almond with supple smooth silky tannins on the lingering finish.

RM 92 points.