G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Kevin Walsh Delectable Pro

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

Tight and tannic, but still with plenty of expressiveness. Better in a few years, but still really nice now.

Tight and tannic, but still with plenty of expressiveness. Better in a few years, but still really nice now.

8.9

Timothy Eustis Delectable Pro

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

Solid

Solid

8.8

Ellen Clifford Delectable Pro

Chiaroscuro is an art term for the juxtaposition of light and dark. Think Baroque stuff. Think Caravaggio and my personal fave Artemesia Gentileschi. Can I get any more pretentious in my reference? Probably but I won’t. Really good Barolo does this dang chiaroscuro thing. Vajra does this. The dried plum, roasted plum, almost overripe roses and perhaps...cocoa sipped while sniffing an old leather book are dark. But the acid and body are bright and light. Ridiculously good. Wine is art.

Chiaroscuro is an art term for the juxtaposition of light and dark. Think Baroque stuff. Think Caravaggio and my personal fave Artemesia Gentileschi. Can I get any more pretentious in my reference? Probably but I won’t. Really good Barolo does this dang chiaroscuro thing. Vajra does this. The dried plum, roasted plum, almost overripe roses and perhaps...cocoa sipped while sniffing an old leather book are dark. But the acid and body are bright and light. Ridiculously good. Wine is art.

9.2

Brad Hemmer Delectable Pro

Tart cherry, lovey acidity, nice tannins. Always a good value Barolo.

Tart cherry, lovey acidity, nice tannins. Always a good value Barolo.

9.1

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

9.4

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

9.3

Jen Parrish Delectable Pro

Serious love affair with Vajra❤

Serious love affair with Vajra❤

9.1

Jen Parrish Delectable Pro

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

9.1

Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm Delectable Pro

My go to valueBarolo

My go to valueBarolo

9.2

Stacy Woods Delectable Pro

An overall translucent red with a broad crimson core extending to a thick ruby border with a thin orange brick rim. Medium plus intensity of aroma in the nose floral dominant and mineral driven (chalk). Rose petal, dried green herbs, tomato leaf. Subtle fruit aromas are ripe, red cherry candy, raspberry jam. Tactile sensations initially dominate the palate, high levels of acid and chalky astringency linger with medium plus alcohol 13.5%ABV but ultimate reveals a seductive mouth filling, medium finish featuring fresh red fruit perfume, ripe red cherry,basil, black pepper, and a touch of savory bacon, black olive, and wood smoke

An overall translucent red with a broad crimson core extending to a thick ruby border with a thin orange brick rim. Medium plus intensity of aroma in the nose floral dominant and mineral driven (chalk). Rose petal, dried green herbs, tomato leaf. Subtle fruit aromas are ripe, red cherry candy, raspberry jam. Tactile sensations initially dominate the palate, high levels of acid and chalky astringency linger with medium plus alcohol 13.5%ABV but ultimate reveals a seductive mouth filling, medium finish featuring fresh red fruit perfume, ripe red cherry,basil, black pepper, and a touch of savory bacon, black olive, and wood smoke

8.9

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