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2006 Palmina Dolcetto Santa Barbara County
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

($20) Bright red. Cherry, blackberry and licorice scents are deepened by bitter chocolate and espresso. Fresh and peppery, with vibrant red and dark berry flavors, zesty acid lift and a clean, brisk finish. With air, this took a turn toward sweet raspberry and strawberry. This is awfully easy to drink.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Dolcetto

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