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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@novium I opened a bottle of the 2012 when I received it and gave it 3 stars, which in my cellar log means I liked it and would be happy to have more. Then in October, I opened another bottle and my notes say: “Medium body and color, tart, light tannin. Stylish, but unsatisfying.” But then I’m a lover of Petite Sirah, so that’s not surprising.
@rrutl248 I do recall loving the march buy so that was 2012. Then i bought the oct which must have been 2013. All i know now is im out of both. Wines from Piedmont have been a favorite of mine for a while. Maybe that has something to do with me enjoying this 13. But you have a point, i sure remember the first buy more than the second.
@chipgreen@CorTot@kaolis we went on the personal history of Pavi being a good partner and a popular choice with the woo errrr casemates crowd. we don’t dive into grower payments issues (other than saving some wineries A$$es a few times with well timed revenue injections).