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2005 Sottimano Italian (Piedmont) Red "Pairolero Barbera D’Alba"

Winery: Sottimano

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pairolero Barbera D’Alba"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Barbara

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barbera d'Alba

State or country: Italy

Price: $32

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 17, 2008

Wine Review: This wine finished in 2nd place in our blind tasting of Italian Red varietals. This cloudy dark purple wine opens with a wonderful blueberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine is balanced, has a dry mouthfeel, and shows concentrated dusty blackberry flavors with hints of dark chocolate and oak. The finish is dry, slightly tannic, and lingers. The panel felt this wine would pair nicely with veal marsala or a grilled Angus burger with mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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