Taste of Palmer Lake

December Case Samplers are ready for your enjoyment, too!
In Vino Veritas!

Saturday Tasting

Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco…oh my!

Join us Saturday, December 9th, from 1-4 p.m. and taste the following beautiful selections from Italy’s luxurious Piedmont region.

2020 F.lli Cigliuti Vie Erte, Bricco di Neive, Barbaresco – This pure Nebbiolo wine is classy, elegant and polished, with the harmony that is such a signature of the best wines in the vintage. Bright, red-toned fruit, blood orange, mint, spice and white pepper lend brilliance. There’s plenty of linear focus that is typical here, but no hard edges or awkward contours. A real stunner! Vinous: 95 $69.00/bottle

2019 G.D. Vajra “Albe” Barolo – This pure Nebbiolo shows some ripe fruit and softness with cherry, dried raspberry and crushed rose. This vintage is similar in character to the 2016 release in that both vintages offer a linear style with good structure at the back. The mouthfeel is polished and long, affording accessibility and complexity too. Wine Advocate: 94 $45.00/bottle

2022 G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba – This Barbera is a nicely concentrated effort with dark cherry fruit, blackberry and cinnamon-like sensations from the grape skins. With that extra density comes extra fruit weight and a powerful 15% alcohol content. The wine does carry muscle for sure and the results are firm and tight. Wine Advocate: 90 $25.00/bottle

2022 Cavalotto “Vigna Scot” Dolcetto d’Alba – It is aromatic, layered and vibrant with fresh, dark berry fruit, spices, sweet pipe tobacco and pressed violets. The fruit comes from a two-hectare parcel and the wine is made with submerged cap in tanks with punch downs for three days. It is aged in large oak casks for six months. $28.00/bottle