After a minute in the glass this wine opens with classic Nebbiolo notes of rose, anise, tobacco and cherries. Famously tannic and a challenge to produce, Mica has succeeded in taming our Nebbiolo to craft a wine with spicy, full, but integrated tannins, and a concentrated palate with flavors of dark cherry, cocoa, and smoke.
Updated Tasting Notes, June 2022: This wine has held up beautifully, as we expect from Nebbiolo! All of the elements we tasted two years ago are still there, but we do notice that it tastes best the first day it is opened. The cherry aromas and flavors continue to be an integral characteristic of this wine, coming across as a medley of fresh, dried and stewed cherries with notes of rose petals and subtle anise lending complexity. The tannins are beginning to soften.
Mushroom Risotto, Veal Osso Bucco, Fontina Cheese, Brie, Parmigiano Reggiano, Beef Roast, and anything with truffles.
Aged in 100% new French Oak for 22 months.
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition