Recommendation: Recommendation pending until we have a second bottle
Winery/Producer: G.D Vajra, Italy.
Grape Variety: Blend: 80% Dolcetto, 15% Barbera, and 5% blend of Freisa, Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir.
Geographic Origin: Langhe, Piedmont; Italy.
Price: $13.50 (with a 10% case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Pared With: Cabbage salad with beans and a bean burger
He said: Very slightly opaque, dark purple red color. Strong aromas of earth, ripe current and black cherry. Strong tart cherry taste that continues into a medium-long finish with lots of damp earth. Firm tannins and crisp acidity, but full of ripe fruit flavor. Good, but we did not have the right food with it and are holding our recommendation until we have a second bottle.
She said: I had this with my bean and cabbage salad that I eat for it’s medical benefits and this wine was not a good match. After dinner as a sipping wine it improved enormously and if I could choose another dinner with it I would pick a red sauce pasta or pasta with butter. The best qualities are the fragrant bouquet and the firm tannins in the long lasting finish. In between the bouquet and the finish was a mild flavor and wimpy body. This wine has a lot of potential but was not appropriate with this dinner.
Comments: On the recommendation of a fellow blogger I we whipped up some angel hair pasta and served it with butter and garlic; good pairing made even better with the addition of shredded Parmesan cheese!!!