90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2010
($20) Medium red-ruby. Cool aromas of blueberry, violet and mint. Dense, sweet and suave, with lovely mouth coverage to the smooth blue and black fruit flavors complicated by bitter chocolate. Nicely integrated acidity leavens the sweetness of this shapely wine. This really dances on the palate. Finishes with ripe tannins and lingering sweetness.
87 Points | Wine Spectator
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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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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