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David finds “A Barbera Masterpiece”


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2006 Giacomo Conterno, Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia
Needs two hours of decanting to really open up.  An infant.  A wine that demonstrates that Barbera can be great in the hands of a great winemaker.  Bitter chocolate.  Dark cherries.  Earthy. And a mineral streak and acid backbone that makes this irresistible.  An incredible midpalate.  Great length on the finish.  Tough to think of a better Italian food wine.  A stupendous Barbera that will provide an easy decade more of great drinking.

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