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G.D. Vajra – Piedmont at its Elegant Best
With Special Guest Giuseppe Vajra
Friday, April 16, 2021, 5 pm Eastern

We’re thrilled to welcome Giuseppe Vajra whose family pioneered organic farming in Piemonte in 1971. This independent winery is widely admired for wines of finesse and complexity. The Vajra family has farmed Bricco delle Viole, the highest cru in Comune di Barolo, since the 17th century. High elevation vineyards are a unique factor to the Vajra wines, as is the family’s humility towards the nature. Giuseppe and his siblings Francesca and Isidoro have joined their parents Aldo and Milena Vajra in their uncompromising efforts.

We’ll taste Dragon Bianco, a creative white with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and Riesling, their Langhe Rosso blend of all red varietals, and the 2016 Albe Barolo. The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner comments, “Albe is one of the most versatile, accessible and well-priced Baroli.” And, referring to all of their innovative wines, “G.D. Vajra is one of the most exciting estates to watch today. Congratulations on these gorgeous wines.” Giuseppe is the most engaging, charming person! He’ll chat with us for an hour, sharing stunning views of the vineyards

Luigi Baudana ‘Dragon’ Langhe Bianco 2019 – List Price: $18.00, PLUM PRICE $17.97

G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2019 – List Price: $18.00, PLUM PRICE $14.97

G.D. Vajra ‘Albe’ Barolo 2016 – List Price: $45.00, PLUM PRICE $37.99

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CABERNET’S GREAT NEW FRONTIER
Obsidian Wine Co. , with Owners Arpad & Peter Molnar | April 29, 2021 At 6:30PM EST

Brothers & adventurers Arpad & Peter Molnar sought the extremes of California, planting their vineyard at the farthest reaches of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, half a mile above sea level in the Red Hills of Lake County. Their Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, overlooking a dormant volcano, has red volcanic soil shot with black obsidian, a glass-like rock formed from cooling lava – talk about unique terroir! The Pacific winds, blinding mountain sunlight and cold, rocky conditions produce thick-skinned, intensely flavored grapes. We’ll taste the current release of Cabernet Sauvignon as well as their expressive Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay from the southern extreme of Napa Carneros, once considered too cool to ripen wine grapes. Arpad and Peter proudly make their own Tokaj oak barrels at their cooperage in Hungary’s Valley of the Coopers. We’re very lucky to have both brothers joining us to share their fascinating stories. Don’t miss tasting these singular, forward-thinking wines!

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Red Hills, Lake County – List Price: $40.00, PLUM PRICE $34.97

Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Carneros Napa Valley – List Price: $30.00, PLUM PRICE $26.99

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