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2000 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabajà

Hedonistic but hardly recognizable as Nebbiolo. The nose evokes some of the hot vintages in the southern Rhone, with fig cake and jam. Dense, with rich and chocolate-covered fruit. The finish is halted by a wall of drying tannins that clearly need to settle in. Needs time, and it needs a consumer who doesn't care too much for a wine's sense of place. Just please me, baby!
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2004 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Clocking in at 14% ABV, this wine is a deep ruby red, with just a hint of purple. Floral notes and red fruit mingle on the nose, while more red fruit—especially juicy cherries—well-integrated tannins and an earthiness find their way onto the palate to work perfectly with rich foods like osso bucco. We had no decanter (this wine should be allowed to aerate) so I used my Centellino Areadivino to help the wine open up.
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2003 Aglianico Ocone

This wine had an earthy, dark cherry flavor that was well balanced with mild tannins. It’s a lighter style with big flavor. Stick your nose in the glass and get the must, the earth and enjoy something a bit different.
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2008 Mustilli Piedirosso Sannio

I love Piedirosso, and this wine didn't disappoint. Pure, clear bing cherry notes in the aromas and palates with herbal and floral notes flitting around the edges. The wine is relatively light in body, and will...