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2009 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cerretta
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(bottled in June of 2011):  Deep ruby-red.  Pristine, high-pitched aromas of black fruits.  Seriously rich, with powerful acidity and strong alcohol giving shape to the almost candied blackberry, black raspberry and cassis flavors.  A bit aggressive on the back end but this is a fruit bomb, from a yield of no more than 35 hectoliters per hectare.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Barbera

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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