Last Saturday night my friends Brittney and Josie went with me to a new wine bar in Charlotte. The wine bar was Dolcetto Wine Room, which is in the South Park area. I really like the atmosphere. It was small, with a large bar. One of the best parts was that they had live music; just one guy and an acoustic guitar. I don’t even really remember how good he was, I just like live music.
Brittney got a Riesling, while Josie and I decided to split a half bottle of a Pinot Noir. Our waiter informed us that they had recently ran out of whatever I had ordered, but he had another bottle he thought was even better. It was also cheaper. I’ll take it!
He brought out the 2008 Siduri Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir from Oregon.
This wine was really excellent.
The wine shows red cherry and clove flavors, with a smooth, velvet-like texture. On the mid-palate the wine closes down slightly, due undoubtedly to its youth, but the finish opens up again and is lingering, long, and fine-grained with lively acidity carrying the fruit flavors on and on. This wine certainly drinks well now, especially with food, but will be even better with 6 months in the cellar.
I will definitely order this wine again. My taste buds don’t have the sensitivity to properly describe this wine. But I loved how bold and fruit forward it was. You can read more about it here, if you’re interested in knowing more. This was definitely one of the best wines I have blindly ordered in a very long time. Keep your eye out for it and try it, if you’re a red wine person, and maybe even if you’re not. It’s really that good.