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2008 Harrington Paso Robles Nebbiolo

14.3% alc., pH 3.57, 60 cases, $30. Sourced from two Templeton Gap vineyards (Luna Matta and AJB). Aged 16 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby color in the glass. Aromas of black berries, dried herbs, tar and mushrooms. Lightly weighted and delicately spiced tart cherry, berry and cola flavors with forceful tannins and a brisk charge of acid on the finish. A nicely flavored early drinking type of Nebbiolo rather than a big Barolo style. One of the better examples I have tasted from California and shows that Nebbiolo doesn’t have to come from Piedmont. Pair with lighter meat dishes and charcuterie. Good. Reviewed December 14, 2010

Winery: Harrington Wine
From article: Drinking Small