94 points Wine Spectator: "Macerated cherry and raspberry fruit gets plenty of company from the eucalyptus, tar and tobacco notes in this taut, racy red. It tightens up on the finish, with terrific balance overall. Best from 2023 through 2045."
This hits my Barolo "sweet spot," with the perfect combination of old-school elegance and structure meeting a hypnotically attractive, deeply spiced, surprisingly drinkable (now, despite what Spectator's note says), layered beauty. I want a glass of this on my desk to smell all day. An absolutely rocking wine, stacked with red fruits up front, quietly building the most flavorful, chewy, sweet tannins, weaving in a menthol-minty lift and helping the deliciousness to echo forever (seriously, I fell behind tasting because the finish wouldn't quit...and I didn't want it to!). Recommended without reservation. - Marcus
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
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