28 Mar Molino Barolo Tasting
Saturday, March 30
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join us as we welcome special guest Fernando Burani from Mauro Molino Winery for a tasting of modern-style Barolos! Compared to more traditional producers’ Barolo wines, Molino’s versions are designed to bring more pleasure in near-term drinking. But they still benefit from some aging, as you’ll see when you try the 2012 that has two more years of bottle age than the other Barolos. We’re pouring a few bonus selections from Santa Caterina as well!
2016 Santa Caterina “Salidoro” Monferrato Bianco (Chardonnay/Sauv. Blanc)
On Sale $23.99
There used to be sea where today the rows and rows of vines grow in the Strada di Valpagna vineyard. This distant origin is the reason for the saltiness and mineral qualities of Salidoro, a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, an original intense interpretation of aromas and fragrances of these two international cultivars. In the vineyard used to make Salidoro, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc absorb substances from the same terroir, so managing to ripen together and blend during vinification, rewarding the nose and palate with a fragrance and an extraordinarily balanced combination of the best characteristics of these two different kinds of grapes.
2016 Santa Caterina Grignolino d’Asti “Arlandino”
On Sale $21.99
Arlandino well adapts to Grignolino as Grignolino well adapts to Monferrato and its people. A harmonious, pleasant and reserved landscape, that in words and gestures of its inhabitant often reveals the great gift of irony. Arlandino, whose fragrance and personality are almost impossible to classify according to traditional canons, comes from the Poderi dei Mossetti vine and the Penango and Bisoglio vineyards, which were chosen for planting of this typical local cultivar since 1300. White calcareous soils, rich in freshness, distinguish the earth and give Arlandino fragrance and structure.
2017 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba
On sale $16.99
Plenty of dark berries, dark chocolate and some scorched lemon rind. Medium to full body with juicy fruit at the end. Delicious. Drink now.
91 Points, James Suckling
2012 Mauro Molino Barolo “La Serra”
On Sale $86.99
Intense aromas of rose petal, rose hips and dried strawberry. Full body, chewy tannins and savory fruit. Very rich and intense. Needs four or five years to soften the solid tannins backbone. Try in 2020.
92 Points, James Suckling
2014 Mauro Molino Barolo “Gallinotto”
On Sale $42.99
The wild red berries and blackcurrants make a bright, fresh impression on the nose, A fresh, tangy palate that has flavors of vanilla-dusted red cherries amid fine, succulent tannins. Drink or hold.
90 Points, James Suckling
2014 Mauro Molino Barolo “Bricco Luciani”
On Sale $53.99
This is polished, with scents of vanilla and toasty oak introducing flavors of cherry, plum, licorice and tar. Rich and complex, showing finesse on the mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2043. 300 cases made.
92 Points, The Wine Spectator
2014 Mauro Molino Barolo “Conca”
On Sale $98.99
Cherry, eucalyptus, menthol and wild herb flavors are the main themes in this supple, aromatic red. Balanced, showing dusty tannins for support and bright acidity to keep the flavors in relief. Offers a terrific finish, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2021 through 2042. 230 cases made.
94 Points, The Wine Spectator