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2007 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009

($45) Deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of black cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, minerals and flowers. Wonderfully lush, sweet and velvety, conveying an impression of liqueur-like ripeness and an almost roasted suggestion of mocha but with the acidity to give it verve and shape. Huge and full barbera that saturates the mouth with layers of flavor. The most impressive vintage yet for this wine, which is from vines replanted in 1988 and surrounded by Barolo vineyards.

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

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Barbera

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