89 Pts. Wine Spectator December 2014 2012 Gianni Gagliardo Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Paulin’ “Bright and juicy, with blackberry, blueberry and chocolate flavors. Harmonious and lip-smacking, with a lingering aftertaste. Drink now” B.S.. This Gagliardo Dolcetto is from the Barolo zone; specifically from the vineyards in the La Morra and Montelupo subzones. Dolcetto is known as the everyday wine of the Piemontese. It has a bright ruby red hue with loads of fresh fruit flavors, paired with good acidity and soft tannins. Sweet, dazzlingly ripe cherry and fresh raspberry flavors. Fresh and complex with notes of violets that offers a delicate perfume, while touches of spices and white pepper follow on the finish. It will match beautifully with your favorite summertime foods or a glass by the pool.