Barolo Sale

11 Apr Barolo Sale

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Sandrone Library Releases

These library releases from Sandrone come straight from the cellar at the winery and they are beautiful. These wines hail from a different time in Sandrone’s history, when the winery was finishing the wines differently and oaking more heavily. These wines can withstand even more aging, but they are much closer to peak drinking than today’s current releases. 

 

2006 Sandrone Barolo “Le Vigne”
On Sale $169.99
Soaring aromatics make a strong first impression in Luciano Sandrone’s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne (Library Release). Stunningly beautiful and vivid, the 2006 possesses tons of pedigree. Silky tannins, expressive floral notes and delineated, red-toned fruit set the stage for powerful, voluptuous Barolo that satisfies all the senses. Like the Cannubi Boschis, the 2006 Le Vigne is in a gorgeous spot to deliver phenomenal drinking pleasure now and over the next 10-15 years, perhaps longer.
97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2006 Sandrone Barolo “Cannubi Boschis”
On Sale $169.99
The 2006 Barolo Cannubi Boschis (Library Release) is almost shocking to taste after the 2013s, once again pointing out how much stylistic evolution has taken place here over the last handful of vintages. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, smoke and licorice are all given soft, voluptuous contours from the French oak. A huge, deep wine, the 2006 is just now entering the very early part of what promises to be a long drinking window. The 2006 is gorgeous, but it is also more marked by oak than today’s wines are.
96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Cavallotto Riservas

“Cavallotto makes two excellent Riservas: Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe and Riserva Vignolo. Today, heirs Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura continue to produce the noninterventionist wines that have earned this estate a steady and enthusiastic following.”
The Wine Advocate

2010 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe
On Sale $104.99
A dramatic wine, the 2010 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe hits the palate with seemingly never-ending array of aromas, flavors and textures. Dark-fleshed stone fruits, graphite, smoke, licorice and tar are some of the many nuances that emerge as the 2010 continues to take shape in the glass. This big, strapping Barolo is likely to require a good bit of patience. As it often does, the San Giuseppe shows the more brooding side of Nebbiolo.
95 Points, Vinous Media

2010 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo
On Sale $99.99
The 2010 Barolo Riserva Vignolo is dark, mysterious and inviting, with serious depth and layers of flavors that unfurl in the glass. Rose petal, sage, rosemary, licorice and mint wrap around a core of dense red cherry and pomegranate-infused fruit. This is a decidedly plush, powerful Riserva. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath, though, so readers need to be patient. Incense, tobacco and hints of game add the closing shades of complexity.
93+ Points, Vinous Media

Araldica “Alasia” Wines

These beauties from Piedmont’s historic Araldica estate are incredible bargains considering the quality. Real Barolo for under $40 doesn’t come along often. The Barbaresco is an equally impressive overachiever. 

“Araldica, a large cooperative in Piedmont, is a reliable source for solid wines that rarely disappoint.”
The Wine Advocate

2012 Araldica “Alasia” Barolo DOCG, Piedmont
On Sale $36.99
“Barolo! The king of Italian wines. 100% nebbiolo. Deep garnet color with just a hint of pink at the edge. Dark plum, leather, rose petal, violets and a smoky, woodsy note all wrapped up in brown spices on the nose. Full bodied with fresh acidity. Great balance with ripe tannin, complex savory flavors and a long finish”
-Jason Main, the Wine Merchant, LTD.

Also Available from Araldica:
2012 Araldica “Alasia” Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont
On Sale $24.99
“If Barolo is the king then Barbaresco is the queen! 100% nebbiolo and this too is a deep garnet color. Much more reserved on the nose and a little reminiscent of Burgundy. Ripe black fruit aromas with some savory herbs, violet and great spice notes on the nose. Complex with black cherry, brambly fruits. Silky, elegant with refined tannin and edgy acidity.”
-Jason Main, the Wine Merchant, LTD.