La Loggia Barolo 2005 wine review by (PB)
Had some friends over for lasagna and opened this very inexpensive Trader Joe's "Barolo." I paid $17 for it which is not what you normally pay for a Barolo; even a low end one. They start around the mid $20 range but those are few and far between. Most start around $30 and up into the hundred range for one with some age on it. For the price though this was not bad at all!
There was a little "bricking" at the rim so this wine is definitely peaked and headed south. This is also very atypical for Barolos which are age worthy wines. The bouquet released a very nice fresh cherry note with an earthy front and sweet tobacco.
Palate: mature, integrated wine with tight fruit and earthy dried cherry notes.
This is a fairly thin wine for a Barolo but again , for the price, I would buy a couple more for immediate consumption. The company--the car salesman and his wife--a celebration of buying a new vehicle for my girl friend (and wife) made it an utterly enjoyable evening. You see wine makes everything a special occasion. Raise a glass and thanks Rog!!!!