As these vines trend toward greater maturity, more present is a varietal expression that had often been overshadowed in the past by vintage and appellation extremes. While deep garnet in hue (and noticeably darker than the 2013 vintage), it still has the varietal opacity that belies the robust nature of Nebbiolo. Aromas of sweet vanilla, coriander, and petrol/tar give way to subtle notes of cherry, dried herbs, and lavender. As equally complex as the aroma and perhaps a bit brazen, the palate is rife with flavors of dried cherries, licorice, orange rind, cinnamon and celery salt. The characteristically bright entry is soothed by a sweet mid-palate, evolving to varietal expression
of age-worthy structure and length.