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2008 Gaja Barbaresco
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Medium red with a hint of amber at the edge.  Soil-driven aromas of red fruits, mocha, smoke, underbrush and dried rose.  Sweet, plush, seamless and elegant; distinctly suaver than the 2009, with the dried flower element lifting the mid-palate.  Lovely nuanced wine, finishing long and serious, with broad, ripe, building tannins and very good grip.

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

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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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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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