2008 Domenico Clerico, "Pajana" Barolo, Piedmont


Press and Tasting Notes

The Clerio Pajana Barolo reveals incredible aromatic complexity and intensity, something this particular site isn't always capable of. There is lovely definition to be found as this classic feeling, mid-weight Pajana opens up in the glass. Layers of ripe dark fruit, spices, flowers, licorice and minerals develop seamlessly through to the close. ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured October 04, 2010


The 2005 Clerico Pajana Barolo is the perfect convergence of producer, terroir and extraordinary vintage. "Pajana is off the charts." (Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate) "This is a blockbuster wine." (Wine Spectator)
    Receiving 95 points from both Parker and Wine Spectator, we don't always agree with press and the accompanying scores that are given to many wines; however, in this instance the press is well deserved as we were completely blown away by this freakishly awesome Italian red.
    Pajana's hand selected Nebbiolo grapes are grown from a cascading vineyard alongside a 300 meter slope that produces a deeply scented, layered wine possessing a splendid bouquet of spices, tobacco, graphite, dark cherries and leather. All of these wonderfully enticing nuances come together in a breathtaking display of elegance and power.
    Pajana shows exquisite balance and harmony with a long, sensual finish. The tannins are remarkably fine and balanced. While you can certainly enjoy this stellar Barolo now, Pajana can grace any collector's cellar for the next 10 to 15 years. Pair this hearty Italian red with grilled meats, game, osso buco, stews, and aged cheese. Enjoy! Read More »



In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »

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