Hill Family Estate

2021 Dolcetto Yountville AVA, Napa Valley, CA

13 in stock


13 in stock

"The 2021 Dolcetto has an intriguing nose of strawberry, red cherry and a layer of toasted almond cookie and vanilla. The palate is joyful and refreshing, with delightful plum and chocolate graham cracker flavors. This wine is easy to drink, with a low alcohol, and it is easy to see why this is such a popular wine in Italy, and a cult favorite in California." – Winemaker Alison Doran
APPEARANCE pale ruby
AROMAS & FLAVORS black cherry, blackberry pie, mocha, cedar, molasses, garden soil, black olive, herbs de Provence
PALATE medium acidity, medium body, soft tannins, extra-long finish

89% Dolcetto, 7% Muscat Canelli and 4% Albarino

PRODUCTION 193 cases
AGING POTENTIAL Enjoy through 2030 and beyond
VINEYARD Villagio, Watson, Beau Terroir

Dolcetto is known in Peidmont Italy for being a bright and clean red with lower alcohol and for having a food friendly palate. In most years, the Villagio Vineyard in Yountville has produced a heavier red, not typical of the variety, but starting in 2018, we have continued in the direction of lower alcohol and balanced acidity that Doug Hill has come to value as a good companion to vegetarian cooking.

Elevation: Valley Floor


Cooperage: 12 months in neutral French oak


Winemaker: Alison Doran

woman standing on a barrel smiling

Alison Doran has been a trailblazer in the wine industry for nearly 50 years, and was trained by the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff after completing her degree in winemaking at UC Davis.

Alison has been making wine at Hill Family Estate since 2001.

About the Winery
Hill Family Estate
The Hill Family is a fourth generation California farm family. They understand from experience how great wine begins in the vineyard. The Hill Family owns 120 acres of vineyards with a focus on Atlas Peak, Carneros and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated – growing fruit for Napa wineries as well as their own wines.
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