This Piedmontese blend of 80% Nebbiolo and 20% Barbera is strongly marked by new wood, which, in this instance, imparts a smoky, meaty character to the aromas of cherries and berries. The bright fruit flavors later fold in cocoa notes and finish long and tart, with an undercurrent of dried brush and herb that adds complexity. Hold til 2005. Joe Czerwinski
Bottle Size750 ml
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