Enjoy one of Northern Italy’s most popular wines. This is a lush, medium to full-bodied wine, rich with bright raspberry and cherry aromas. The intense flavors of cherry and spice come together in a balanced wine that is a perfect complement to meats, pasta and pizza! It is a great everyday wine!
As proprietor and winemaker Rob Lawson strives to integrate Napa Valley’s climate and growing techniques and conditions with true Italian varietals. The Pelissa family propagated this old Torino clone at the University of California, Davis in 1981. Of the nine total acres of Dolcetto planted in the Napa Valley, all are under our management. It’s a wine we love to make and drink.
Grower: Yount Mill Vineyards
Vineyard: Del Bondio-Bella Oaks, Yountmill-Block House
Certified Organically Grown
Appellation: Rutherford and Yountville, Napa Valley
100 % Dolcetto, whole berry processed.
Barrel-aged for three-four years in 100% French Oak, 10% in new French Oak.
Winery: Pavi Napa Valley
Owners: Rob & Pavi Lawson
Location: St. Helena, CA Napa County
Winemaking in Northern California has deep roots in the varietals planted by early agricultural immigrants from Italy. PAVI is a nod to our heritage offering classic Italian varietals influenced by the California climate and modern winemaking techniques. Limited production wines for today’s table, including Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Cabernet and Vin Santo.
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I just had my last bottle of the 2011 on Saturday. It was excellent. I like these younger than the older vintages we’ve had on woot/CM. The case price is certainly a good value. Maybe I’ll see if the office wants some for happy hours…
Oops, thank you for the heads-up. I had to work early this a.m. so went to bed before the offer went live then did the computation while half asleep when I woke up. Too bad we cannot delete posts on Casemates beyond the 5 minute edit window. Correction below…
@raccoon81 I think all my replacements were 12s, although I may have just logged them incorrectly. Will have to have a look when I get home. Glad to hear you liked the 13. Looking forward to trying it.
@chipgreen Manor Moran, biggest discount and a great wine IMHO! Unfortunately this case of Pavi is already split up but thanks for offering to keep me out of the dog house!
Also IMHO @winedavid49 has been doing a bang up job keeping my cellar stocked. In the waning days of WW, I ramped up my purchases so that I wouldn’t run dry if CM didn’t stack up, or if I couldn’t find an equivalent alternative. I tell myself on a weekly basis “no more wine for a while” and then another great wine at a price too attractive to pass up appears. I guess in many circles peeps wouldn’t appreciate the problems I have!!!
I’m not sure if there is a thread on other’s opinions w/ CM, but I’d be interested to hear from others.
I agree, the deals have been interesting and attractively priced. It seems the smaller allotments are offered at about what we would have paid on WW and then an additional discount on top for the case purchases really makes some of the deals stand out as great bargains.
I’ve only had the 2005 Pavi Dolcetto but it was very good. I lab-ratted it in 2013. OH was not a ship-to state at the time but I went in for some of the 2012 recently. So, my vote is for “worthy complement”.
AFA comparison, not really alike. The Dolcetto is a little smoother and more fruit forward, leaning towards black and blue fruit more so than red. I would say it drinks more like a Montepulciano than a Sangio.
I received 3 bottles of this vintage in July, drank one in August but have no notes except that I liked it and stashed the other 2 bottles. I’ve had a lot of the 2005 vintage and still have at least 1 bottle of every vintage of this wine since 2000 except 2001. I drank a 2000 last week, it’s still hanging in there, though showing some age at this point.
I found and opened another 2013 last night, it’s drinking well right now and I agree with the comments above from @chipgreen. It’s smooth with dark fruit and a little oak, paired well with the pizza I ate. @sdilullo I consider it a “worthy complement” in my cellar & I bought a case when the offer started. This wine is a bargain at the case price and a great daily drinker IMO, happy to see Pavi Dolcetto back on Casemates.
Hope this offering is getting your attention.
My favorite wine to make and an amazing wine for the holiday tables. We are sharing our love with you on this one.
Such a diverse wine and easy to drink and enjoy. We try to capture the varietal character with some CA sunshine. Truly and great fun wine. It’s meant to be shred and enjoyed together with family and friends.
Love to read the comments and happy to answer any questions
Thanks for all the continued support
Let’s make this the best casemates ever.
Rob Lawson owner winemaker
An auto-buy for me… Anyone else notice that the ends of the labels were lifting off the bottles (on 4-5 bottles from the last 2013 vintage case I bought)? The labels are quite stiff and ‘sticky’ adhesive backed… was worried that perhaps the affected bottles got hot/warm and that caused it. Opened one and appears to be fine, but concerned anyway.