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2007 Vietti Barbera d'Asti La Crena
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90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(aged for five months in barriques, than racked into larger casks):  Very deep red with ruby tones.  Wild aromas of currant, meat, graphite and oak.  Layered and thick yet light on its feet, with good lift and minerality to the dark berry and cocoa powder flavors.  Very youthful and sharply delineated.  Can't match the 2006 version for sheer size and structure but this is a bit more refined on the back end.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
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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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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