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Italian Piedmont    January 10, 2004

We are going to concentrate on these red grape varieties from this northern province: Nebbiolo [2001], Barbera [2001, 2000, 1997], Barolo [2000, 1999, 1998], Barbaresco [2000, 1999, 1998]. (All comments from Dirk)

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From the Bottle Label
Comments
1 Ruvei Barbera d'Alba 2001 $14  
2 Icardi Surisjuan Langhe 1998 $29 Great tannin, lots of berries and lots of good finish
3 Steffano Farina Barbera d'Asti 2001 $6  
4 Nebbiolo d'Alba 1999 La Val Dei Preti $30 Surprisingly good nose, taste and finish.
5 Barbaresco Ovello 1999 70% Nebbiolo, 30% Albano grapes Berries in nose, good taste and finish
6 Fratelli Revello $30 1996 Barolo Wonderful nose, good tannin on taste and finish, can last 10 years
7 Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 1977 $40 Great tannin, lacking in taste and finish. Hold for 10 hears for austere wine..
8 Barolo Vintage 1998 Marchesi d'Barolo $30 Very modern wine with good taste up front and no finish.
9 Barolo Morando 1999 $20 Fair taste, no finish
10 Remo Farena Amarone della Valpolicella 1995