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2006 Vietti Italian (Piedmont) Red "Castiglione Barolo"

Vietti 2006 Castiglione Barolo

Winery: Vietti

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Castiglione Barolo"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Nebbiolo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barolo

State or country: Italy

Price: $40

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 28, 2011

Wine Review: This ruby colored Barolo is not your typical 5 year old Barolo. It is more like a Barbaresco style. From an off vintage, this Barolo is very tasty and ready to go right now. It opens with an attractive and fragrant black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, and rather smooth. The flavor profile is a savory black cherry with beautifully integrated oak. There was a dash of black pepper detected as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well balanced and show nice length. This gentle Barolo paired perfectly with my rigatoni smothered in a wild boar based ragu at Lucca's in Boston's North End. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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