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2005 Albino Rocca Barbera d'Alba Gepin
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - February 2008

($40) Bright ruby-red. Sexy, pungent aromas of cherry, currant, plum and spicy oak. Suave, ripe and complex, with a lush texture and insidious floral lift. Lively acidity extends the finish. (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers)

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Italy

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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Barbera

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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