The 2014 Barolo is a charming wine that shows us what can be accomplished when fruit selection is severe. Silvia Altare tells me that she lost up to 60% of her Barolo production in the very challenging 2014 vintage. In fact, bottle production for this wine is only 4,500, compared to 12,000 bottles made in any other average vintage. Because she had so little fruit to use, the wine maintains its quality standards and will definitely surprise all those 2014 naysayers. The bouquet opens to thick layers of cherry fruit, blackberry, spice and wild rose. The mouthfeel offers medium weight with good fiber and lasting softness.
On rare occasions, a chosen vintage of a wine may sell out or be replaced by a new release after your order is placed. With bottles of wine listed under $15, we will not hold up an order and will simply automatically substitute the wine with the comparable vintage. Please be assured that we will only substitute with a vintage for the same type, varietal and winery.
During extreme weather during the Summer and Winter months we do recommend delaying shipments. We do not like to ship if the weather is above 85 degrees or below 32 degrees. To ensure the safety of your product we do recommend holding the shipment. We will hold in our temperature controlled facility until weather permits.
During Checkout you may Choose the Hold Until Safe and we will ship it once weather conditions are suitable
In this case, we will watch the weather closely and will remove the hold and ship your order as soon as conditions permit. The release dates will vary, and because there is no specified date for delivery, the warehouses will ship it as weather permits. If the Hold Until Safe option is released and your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping notice with the tracking number link.