Bruno Giacosa

Dolcetto d'Alba

8.9148 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Dolcetto
Pork
Top Notes For
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.5

Med concentration with a pale ruby core and violet rim. Med + intensity with a decent amount of alcohol upfront. Med complexity showing ripe red and blue fruit. Cherry, boysenberry, crushed stones, stems, and purple flowers. Firm structure with med + tannins and acid. Full body. Less complex on the palate showing less fruit which is overwhelmed by the structure. Okay length. Definitely a food wine. I'll revisit in a year. #brunogiacosa #dolcetto #alba #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine

Med concentration with a pale ruby core and violet rim. Med + intensity with a decent amount of alcohol upfront. Med complexity showing ripe red and blue fruit. Cherry, boysenberry, crushed stones, stems, and purple flowers. Firm structure with med + tannins and acid. Full body. Less complex on the palate showing less fruit which is overwhelmed by the structure. Okay length. Definitely a food wine. I'll revisit in a year. #brunogiacosa #dolcetto #alba #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2017
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

Fresh as a daisy. Such a pleasure to enjoy dolcetto from Giacosa. Fall fruit, plum, cherry pit, dark earth, coffee. Dusty, dense, savory, lighter and airy on the palate. Killer wine for what it is

Fresh as a daisy. Such a pleasure to enjoy dolcetto from Giacosa. Fall fruit, plum, cherry pit, dark earth, coffee. Dusty, dense, savory, lighter and airy on the palate. Killer wine for what it is

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2016
Perry Riddle

The real deal. Sour cherries and raspberries, stones, bitter almond.

The real deal. Sour cherries and raspberries, stones, bitter almond.

May 10th, 2016
Ivonne Nill

Serious Dolcetto, no tutti frutti here, mouthwatering savory & umami flavors, subtle dark cherry aromas/flavors, plenty of zesty acidity, and firm tannjns.

Serious Dolcetto, no tutti frutti here, mouthwatering savory & umami flavors, subtle dark cherry aromas/flavors, plenty of zesty acidity, and firm tannjns.

Oct 14th, 2015
Duane Hoff

Delicious.

Delicious.

Sep 24th, 2015
Jordan Gianelli

Pizza night! Hell yeah. Deep dark tones with a moderate kiss of terroir and nice acid to bring the wine out of the depths of the juicy character. Went down smooth as silk and it didn't last long!

Pizza night! Hell yeah. Deep dark tones with a moderate kiss of terroir and nice acid to bring the wine out of the depths of the juicy character. Went down smooth as silk and it didn't last long!

Mar 19th, 2015
Lauren Domenech

A little cork spiced from dry corkness but really really good!

A little cork spiced from dry corkness but really really good!

Nov 8th, 2014
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.0

Bright blueberry, cherry & red fruits fresh perfumed. Ssteel 7 months. Bright luncheon wine.

Bright blueberry, cherry & red fruits fresh perfumed. Ssteel 7 months. Bright luncheon wine.

Aug 21st, 2014
Sean Nelson

Bruno Giacosa. A more elegant, "serious" Dolcetto, given time to open up.

Bruno Giacosa. A more elegant, "serious" Dolcetto, given time to open up.

May 24th, 2014
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.0

2011 Giacosa Dolcetto Savoury beast, earthy yumminess, real personality, raw yet refined structure #filthynowvino #filthygoodvino from @citywineshop1 $40 ping @sairsp

2011 Giacosa Dolcetto Savoury beast, earthy yumminess, real personality, raw yet refined structure #filthynowvino #filthygoodvino from @citywineshop1 $40 ping @sairsp

Dec 13th, 2013