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1999 Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani Bricco Botti
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2003

($40) Full medium ruby. Currant, chocolate and roasted oak on the nose, along with a faint medicinal quality. Sweet and suave, with perfectly integrated acids framing and extending the dark berry and chocolate flavors, and leavening the wine's density. Finishes with big, ripe, tongue-dusting tannins and excellent length. Wonderfully concentrated and extremely well-balanced dolcetto. Pecchenino was among the first to age dolcetto in barriques. (Vias Imports, New York, NY)

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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With Barbera, Dolcetto is one of the two "everyday" wines of the Piedmont region in Italy. While the most favorable growing sites here are reserved for Barolo and Barbaresco, winemakers plant Dolcetto widely where the temperamental Nebbiolo grape doesn't thrive. As Dolcetto is not made to age, but rather intended for more immediate consumption...
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