Full Review

August Ridge

August Ridge
2013 Estate Grown, Nebbiolo, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: .12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

August Ridge
2013 Estate Grown, Nebbiolo, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: .12%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cherries and melon and olive tapenade with a dry medium body and a medium finish with notes of potting soil, oven dried tomato, and cedar mulch. A dry earthy nebbiolo with barky tannins for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pickled cherries and melon and olive tapenade
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of potting soil, oven dried tomato, and cedar mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry earthy nebbiolo with barky tannins for the table.

The Producer

August Ridge Vineyards

The Producer
8790 E Hwy 41
Creston, CA 93432
USA
1 805-239-2455

Nebbiolo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nebbiolo is the variety used exclusively to produce several famous red wines of Piedmont, the most famous being Barolo and Barbaresco. Other Piedmontese wines made exclusively from or primarily from Nebbiolo include Gattinara, Ghemme and Carema, these last three from northern. or Alto Piemonte.

Nebbiolo is also the grape used in red wines from the Valtellina district of the Lombardy region, to the east of Piedmont. Here the grape is known as Chiavennasca; the most distinct wine here is called Sfursat (or Sforzato).

Nebbiolo is one of the most tannic varieties anywhere; thus Nebbiolo-based wines offer great aging potential. The finest examples of Barolo from the best vintages can be enjoyed at 40-50 years of age.

However, as big as these Nebbiolo wines are, they do have remarkable elegance on the palate, unlike many other big reds from France, California or even other areas in Italy.

While Barolo and Barbaresco are expensive wines, due to their aging potential, other version produced in Piedmont, such as Nebbiolo d'Alba and Langhe Nebbiolo, are much less costly and are more approachable after a few years in the bottle.

Nebbiolo based wines have aromas and flavors of red cherry and strawberry with hints of tar, roses, orange peel and brown spice; they develop balsamic notes with time. Pair them with serious red meats and aged cheeses.