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2007 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Vigna Rabaja
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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

Medium red with a touch of amber at the edge; less bright than the 2008.  Musky, lower-toned aromas of vague red fruits, underbrush and vanilla.  Then more complex and more open in the mouth, with sweet, round flavors of red berries and flowers.  Mouthfilling without coming across as heavy.  Finishes slightly dry, with fine, dusty tannins and a light acid impression.  Does this wine have enough verve to support an extended evolution in bottle?

94 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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