09 Mar Dual Winemaker Tasting
Saturday, March 11
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We have yet another treat for you this weekend! We’re welcoming two special guests to the shop for a tasting of some of our favorite Italian wines. While last weekend we highlighted the modern style Baroli of Molino, this weekend we’re sampling more traditional producers, Paolo Scavino and Raineri. As a special bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to preview a set of spectacular 2013 Barolo releases from Scavino.
Table 1: Scavino Wines with Riccardo Sgirra
NV Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso
On Sale $12.99
Brilliant ruby-red with purple hints. Expressive, continuous and delicate aromas of red cherries and spices. Fresh in the nose and in the palate. Supple and joyful structure where the flavors are persistent and of a light nature.
2015 Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d’Alba
On Sale $12.99
Our 50 years old Dolcetto vines ensure a beautiful complexity in this wine. Purple colour, fresh and delicate aromatics of cherry, blueberry, spices and flowers. The structure has a lightness and brightness in it. Well defined by good tannins and harmonious acidity this wine has a pleasant freshness and intriguing character.
2015 Paolo Scavino Barbera d’Alba
On Sale $14.99
The 2015 Barbera d’Alba is one of the better wines in this set of entry-level offerings from Scavino. Red cherry and raspberry jam flavors give the 2015 its voluptuous, racy feel. This is a terrific wine for the money.
89 Points, Vinous Media
2012 Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG
On Sale $34.99
A soft and velvety red with round and soft tannins. Plum and dark chocolate flavors. Extremely long and balanced. A joyous red. Drink now or hold.
93 Points, James Suckling
2011 Paolo Scavino Barolo “Monvigliero”
On Sale $59.99
A poster child of the vintage, the 2011 Barolo Monvigliero opens to dark fruit concentration with bold aromas of blackberry, dried cherry and pressed rose. The wine is richly concentrated at its core with a round, enriched feel and subtle fruit sweetness on the finish. You will also recognize distant whiffs of tar, espresso bean and cinnamon. Because of the softer and more immediate approach, I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window.
92+ Points, The Wine Advocate
Table 2: Scavino Pre-Arrival Tasting with Bill Kniep
These gorgeous 2013 Baroli will be available for tasting and pre-order.
“When the 2013s were younger, I thought they would turn out along the lines of the 2010s, but over the last year in particular, many 2013s have acquired a level of textural finesse and grace that is truly remarkable… Overall, the 2013s are Barolos that speak to finesse above all else. These are wines that will hold considerable appeal to readers who enjoy classically built wines.”
Antonio Galloni on the 2013 Barolo vintage:
2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG
2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo “Carobric”
2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo “Bricco Ambrogio”
2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo “Monvigliero”
2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo “Bric del Fiasc”
Table 3: Raineri Wines with Luciano Racca
2015 Raineri “Elfobianco” Cortese
On Sale $12.99
This crisp white is 100% Cortese, the official grape of the Gavi region. It’s refreshing and perfect for spring, with notes of apple, tropical fruit, and crusty bread with a slightly nutty finish.
2013 Raineri Dolgiani “Cornole” Dolcetto
On Sale $12.99 (lowest price online is $17!!)
This is a wonderful everyday drinker from a great producer! It has notes of cherry, plum, and grape, with sweet tannins and a very balanced finish. This is a great appetizer wine, pairing well with meats and cheeses.
2011 Raineri Barolo DOCG
On Sale $24.99 (lowest price online is $36!!)
Shows tar and berry character; dried berries too. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a clean and juicy finish. Drink or hold.
91 Points, James Suckling