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2009 Vie di Romans Sauvignon Vieris Rive Alte Friuli Isonzo
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88(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011

($49) Bright yellow-gold. Subdued aromas of melon and sweet spices on the currently oak-dominated nose. Supple and smooth, with grapefruit, vanilla and clove flavors, along with a strong tannic bite that may not be for everyone. Finishes full and long, and surprisingly light and refreshing. Still, I found this to be a bit simple for Vieris and a little too camouflaged by the oak; should the fruit emerge from beneath the oaky veneer in time, my score will look ungenerous.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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