Dolcetto hails from the famed Italian region of Piedmont, where the Nebbiolo grape gets all the attention. The name means “little sweet one,” a translation that doesn’t refer to the sugar content, but rather is an endearing moniker for this much loved yet lesser-known variety. It’s a joyful red that is fresh and generous, the kind of wine that demands to be shared with friends. We grow just a half-acre of this intriguing varietal on our northernmost vineyard, planted because we have a love for the underdog grapes of the world. Our 2019 vintage stands out for its pure fruit and firm structure. Loads of raspberry, strawberry, elderberry and plum are accompanied by hints of mocha, vanilla and violet, providing a yum factor on the palate that is concentrated yet elegant.