($41) Deep ruby-red. The aromas of spicecake and jammy berries show the exotic ripeness of 2003. Sweet, creamy and thick but with surprising acidity framing the exotic fruit flavors. Finishes very long and lush, with suave tannins that turned a bit dry with aeration. At the limit of overripe.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Piedmont may be famous for its Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, but the inhabitants of this region in Northwest Italy don't drink these big, tannic wines on an everyday basis. When it comes to a weekday dinner's accompaniment, they usually turn to Barbera (when not drinking the other everyday wine of the region, Dolcetto.) With this in mind, it's no surprise that...
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