Grasso's 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi is terrific. Deep, powerful and yet also somehow light on its feet, the 2016 speaks to balance and harmony above all else. Intensely varietal, dark flavors run through this super-expressive, nuanced Dolcetto from Elio Grasso.
90 points, Antonio Galloni (June 2018)
Perhaps more than any other wine from this celebrated estate, the 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi shows the deft handiwork of the Grasso family. Dolcetto is never an easy grape, but Elio and his son Gianluca produce consistent results year after year. This wine had been bottled shortly before I tasted it (a matter of hours). In fact, I could almost call it a barrel sample. No matter, because the wine showed the varietal pureness and fruity plumpness that I remember from past editions. It is clean, fruit-forward and full of nerve.
90+ points, Monica Larner (July 2017)
Mid crimson. Lifted, fresh blueberry nose. Equally fresh and a little racy on the palate and with chewy tannins on the finish.
16 points, Walter Speller (JancisRobinson.com - March 2018)