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2008 Domenico Clerico Dolceto d'Alba Visadi
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($19; aged entirely in barriques, 15% of them once-used) Bright ruby. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and violet. Juicy, spicy and tight, with strong acid cut and firm tannins keeping the wine's flesh under wraps today. This classic dolcetto screams out for food.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Just average at best for the price
by Do 11952235
A bit disappointment from this Domenico Clerico. Not a whole lot of aroma like the expert's descriptions . An average if not less than average daily table wine. Spicy and not much after taste.


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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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With Barbera, Dolcetto is one of the two "everyday" wines of the Piedmont region in Italy. While the most favorable growing sites here are reserved for Barolo and Barbaresco, winemakers plant Dolcetto widely where the temperamental Nebbiolo grape doesn't thrive. As Dolcetto is not made to age, but rather intended for more immediate consumption...
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