90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(15% alcohol): Good full red-ruby. Minty high tones lift blackberry and violet on the nose. Black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors come across as a bit aggressive and warm today; I don't find quite the varietal accuracy that this wine has shown in other recent vintages. Finishes with building tannins and lingering dark berries. Impressively constituted but I wanted more obvious nebbiolo character.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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