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2008 Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2010

($18) Dark, bright red. Sour cherry, camphor, spices and menthol on the nose, plus an emerging chocolatey quality. Supple, silky and fruity, with brisk integrated acidity giving the wine a light touch. Not a fleshy style but I like this wine's precision and energy. Finishes with good but not outstanding length, a broad dusting of tannins and lovely lingering perfume.

88 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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Dolcetto

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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