This is a little past our 4 year anniversary of our visit there. Now, even if you are a professional, to visit, you need to make a $200 per person donation to their charity to visit.
Tonight, our pizza wine. One might want a more special occasion! For us, it’s an Italian Anniversary and close to the end of our outdoor season. So, it is a celebration! This is the last weekend of 80 plus degree daytime weather. We have 3-4 weeks before it starts raining.
The nose reveals, candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dark currants & dark raisins. Limestone minerals, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals.
The body is; full, ruby, ripe & juicy. The tension & structure are firm the length & balance are nearing its peak. Candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dar currants, dates & dark raisins. Sucking on limestone minerals, sandstone, anise, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet dark, tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals. The acidity is round and near perfect. The long, ruby, slightly, tarry, ruby, rich, well balanced finish persists endlessly.
The 01 still has another 15-20 years plus of good drinking ahead.
Photos of; pizza night in the D&S Lounge. — 5 days ago
Super structured entry level from Roagna. Near garnet in the glass. Loads of dried red fruits and herbs with intense grip and nice acidity. Hold or pair with rib roast. — 5 days ago
Very good. Orange blossom and fusel oil nose. Pear, grapefruit and lime fruit. Crisp mineral finish. Good food wine or entertaining wine. — 10 days ago
A pretty light purple color with a wide ruby rim. Vintage after vintage, this is about as consistent of a wine as I’ve found. It’s an odd blend, Nebbiolo doesn’t really need help but the Merlot and Cab do add body. On the nose, the fragrant red fruit is supplemented by sagebrush, cigar smoke, and dried roses. Well integrated tannins and very pleasant acidity. Beautifully structured and a very nice level of complexity. It takes time for all of the secondary characteristics to show but it’s more than worth the wait. The palate follows the nose with more smoke and roses. Lively cherries, tobacco, and exotic spices round things out. Not nearly as austere as the Italians that I usually love but this is still a fantastic Nebbiolo. — 4 days ago
Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups™️, brambles, cumin seed and dried Italian herbs. Firm tannins and zippy acid; long-ish finish. So tasty for so little money. Great with food but plenty interesting to enjoy on its own. Huge value. Makes me wonder how good the Barbarescos will be! — 5 days ago
We are batting .500 so far in purchases from our local organic wine shop. This one is fortunately a real treat. Imagine a tannin-rich Burgundy (if one existed) blended with a Cru Beaujolais. Floral, ripe strawberry, orange peel... bright acid, chewy tannins, but something that would appeal to those who like a semi-dry wine (just from smell, this doesn’t have any residual sugar). Hard to think of something this would not pair with.... we served it with a beef stir-fry, but it could handle everything from BBQ to salmon. Served chilled. This Vajra release reminds me of their high QPR Rosso that is readily available. Cannot wait to try those two together. This will absolutely be on our Thanksgiving table. — 10 days ago
Oct 3, 2019. Exploring Piedmont wines in prep for trip there. Light bodied Langhe Rosso. As others have said, great summer wine. Although light, still had some complexity. Kept me coming back for more. Some berry notes but overall very subtle. — 10 days ago