G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1854 ratings
9.1169 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
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9.2

By now I have run out of superlatives for Vajra, from whom you will find some of the finest, artisan wines being made in Piedmont today. At a time when prices for so many wines are skyrocketing out of control, Vajra’s prices are a breath of fresh air. The Barolos are made in contemporary traditional style, with longish fermentations and aging in cask. Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual, and expressive in this vintage. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo yet there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

By now I have run out of superlatives for Vajra, from whom you will find some of the finest, artisan wines being made in Piedmont today. At a time when prices for so many wines are skyrocketing out of control, Vajra’s prices are a breath of fresh air. The Barolos are made in contemporary traditional style, with longish fermentations and aging in cask. Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual, and expressive in this vintage. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo yet there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Oct 12th, 2017
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Solid

Solid

Sep 11th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

This is a lot of wine for the $$. Lovely rose petal aromas. Delicious. Dark fruit balanced by classic Barolo bitterness.

This is a lot of wine for the $$. Lovely rose petal aromas. Delicious. Dark fruit balanced by classic Barolo bitterness.

8 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Vineyard combo is what I'm told. Very drinkable now, but could use some more time in the cellar.

Vineyard combo is what I'm told. Very drinkable now, but could use some more time in the cellar.

6 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Justin Gallen

2011 is great right out of the bottle. It is going to be a good one.

2011 is great right out of the bottle. It is going to be a good one.

2 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.2

Sweet red fruits laced with dried plums, wild flowers and amazingly high acid. Yes #nebbiolo you win again! #vajra #barolo

Sweet red fruits laced with dried plums, wild flowers and amazingly high acid. Yes #nebbiolo you win again! #vajra #barolo

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Drinking nicely, smoke fruit and earth, peppery finish #barolo

Drinking nicely, smoke fruit and earth, peppery finish #barolo

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2015
Jen Parrish

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

Jun 6th, 2017
Robert Dillon

My go to valueBarolo

My go to valueBarolo

May 21st, 2017