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2010 Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Dark red-ruby.  Enticing aromas of black cherry, licorice and menthol, with a minty nuance emerging with air.  Juicy, brisk and linear; quite dry and focused, with acidity to the fore.  In a very fresh style.  "Two thousand ten was challenging for dolcetto owing to rain and cold weather at the end of August," noted Sandrone.  "We threw half of the grapes on the ground.  But the quality of the rest was surprising."

90 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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