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Gaja Nebbiolo Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

I was blown away by Angelo Gaja's 2005 wines from Barbaresco. When all issaid and done, Gaja may have well produced not the wine, but rather the winesof the vintage in a year that was excellent but not profound. WhileGaja's 2005 don't have the explosive, multi-dimensionalpersonalities of his 2004s, they are vibrant offerings that will thrill readerswho love Piedmont wines. The 2005 Sori Tildin appears to be incredibly primaryand youthful. Floral aromatics meld seamlessly into freshly cut roses,raspberries, licorice, tar and menthol.

Gaja:
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less

I was blown away by Angelo Gaja's 2005 wines from Barbaresco. When all issaid and done, Gaja may have well produced not the wine, but rather the winesof the vintage in a year that was excellent but not profound. WhileGaja's 2005 don't have the explosive, multi-dimensionalpersonalities of his 2004s, they are vibrant offerings that will thrill readerswho love Piedmont wines. The 2005 Sori Tildin appears to be incredibly primaryand youthful. Floral aromatics meld seamlessly into freshly cut roses,raspberries, licorice, tar and menthol.

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