G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1110 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Kevin Walsh

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

8.9

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.

Feb 20th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Solid

Solid

Sep 11th, 2017
Ellen Clifford

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.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2018
Brad Hemmer

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

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

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2017
Jen Parrish

Serious love affair with Vajra❤

Serious love affair with Vajra❤

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2017
Jen Parrish

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

Tried and true, takes pizza night up a notch.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

My go to valueBarolo

My go to valueBarolo

May 21st, 2017
Stacy Woods

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

Jan 27th, 2017