Wine of the Day December 16, 2013

2010GDVarjaDolcetto2010 G.D. Vajra, Dolcetto D’ Alba, Piemonte, Italy.
The Vajra wines are a must try lineup of fantastic quality and style, from this tasty Dolcetto to their Barolo, these are stunning well crafted wines that have class and character. Vajra even does a dynamite Riesling too, in case you are like me and freaky for that kind of thing, but this Dolcetto is a great little wine and perfect for the easy family meal, it is highly entertaining and goes with an array of cuisine. It is hard to believe Dolcetto can be this good and all around complete, but Vajra’s Dolcetto D’ Alba is a gem and recently I took it to dinner and shared it with friends and before you could blink an eye the bottle was dry! Everyone was smiling and refilling with the pasta and pizza, and it was just a gloriously perfect wine for the occasion. The 2010 G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’ Alba is fresh and vibrant with a dark unfiltered hue, a purple/garnet color, brisk acidity, blackberry, currant and tangy plum fruits, hints of mineral, kirsch and cranberry add zest to this joyous little wine. No sense of oak or sweetness here, just lively flavors that really take off with food, serve slightly chilled or cellar temp for more zip to the wine, drink now and over the next 2 to 3 years, get it while you can this is nice and pure Dolcetto from a talented producer.
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

 

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