G.D. Vajra Bricco delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Terroir and map hunting as wine tasting sport! This is a beautiful Barolo and so well made and contained for such a warm year. Elegance and terroir prevail! As usual, producer trumps vintage status quo! #vajra

Terroir and map hunting as wine tasting sport! This is a beautiful Barolo and so well made and contained for such a warm year. Elegance and terroir prevail! As usual, producer trumps vintage status quo! #vajra

9.5

Tommy Fogarty Delectable Pro

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

Incense, cinnamon, saline (sardine?), excellent.

Incense, cinnamon, saline (sardine?), excellent.

9.3

Francis Wilden Delectable Pro

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

Superb. Perfectly chosen by the Divine Miss M at Bar di Stasio

Superb. Perfectly chosen by the Divine Miss M at Bar di Stasio

9.3

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Extremely elegant and aromatic. An excellent representation of the area even through a very warm vintage.

Extremely elegant and aromatic. An excellent representation of the area even through a very warm vintage.

9.1

Blaine Brown Delectable Pro

peach fuzz, cherries, cranberry, tobacco hyacinth, omg.

peach fuzz, cherries, cranberry, tobacco hyacinth, omg.

9.5

Patrick Hasler

In a good spot, jumping out of the glas. Sweet fruit, roses, mint. Loved it!

In a good spot, jumping out of the glas. Sweet fruit, roses, mint. Loved it!

9.5

Alicia Corbin

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

9.3

Freek Welter

@Isidoro Vajra What a wonderful wine this is!

@Isidoro Vajra What a wonderful wine this is!

9.5

Max Kelly

Woah - this is great stuff. On first pour, waves of beautiful balsamic infused macerated black cherries and plums. Very rich, with strong rose, herbs, and tarry notes throughout. Boatloads of grippy tannins that are surprisingly well integrated I to the whole. Despite the raspy finish, a distinctly silky impression overall. (We had to leave most of the bottle to catch Emmanuel Ax playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1) Cut to a couple hours later and the wine has calmed down a little, lost a little of that overwhelmingly intensity, but that has allowed the rose, herbal, and earth notes to show through. Still sweet balsamic fruit at its core, but the tannins are more civilized. The only real hint that this is from a lesser vintage is that it fades a little quickly on the finish. But boy, those rose-inflected echoes are haunting.

Woah - this is great stuff. On first pour, waves of beautiful balsamic infused macerated black cherries and plums. Very rich, with strong rose, herbs, and tarry notes throughout. Boatloads of grippy tannins that are surprisingly well integrated I to the whole. Despite the raspy finish, a distinctly silky impression overall. (We had to leave most of the bottle to catch Emmanuel Ax playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1) Cut to a couple hours later and the wine has calmed down a little, lost a little of that overwhelmingly intensity, but that has allowed the rose, herbal, and earth notes to show through. Still sweet balsamic fruit at its core, but the tannins are more civilized. The only real hint that this is from a lesser vintage is that it fades a little quickly on the finish. But boy, those rose-inflected echoes are haunting.

9.4

Diane Kessler

When a young wine drinks this beautifully, I see no reason for aging it.

When a young wine drinks this beautifully, I see no reason for aging it.

9.2

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm