Full Review

Waving Tree

Waving Tree
2009 Estate, Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$80
Cellar Selection

Waving Tree
2009 Estate, Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Brown brick red color. Elegant aromas and flavors of dried cherry, leather, chocolate, chicory, fragrant plum, chess pie, mint, bitter orange, and geranium with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, very complex, very long finish that shows accents of cafe latte, salted caramel, and veal charcuterie with well-integrated, silky tannins. A flavor packed, evolving new-world Nebbiolo that will take your dining experience to new heights; drinking beautifully now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cherry, leather, chocolate, chicory, fragrant plum, chess pie, mint, bitter orange, and geranium
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cafe latte, salted caramel, and veal charcuterie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavor packed, evolving new-world Nebbiolo that will take your dining experience to new heights; drinking beautifully now.

The Producer

Waving Tree Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
259 Pipeline Rd
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-6552

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.