Domenico Clerico Barbera d’Alba Trevigne 2003 – 89 points
Love the old world nose. Tons of oak, black cherry and cream. Really dry, like sand in your mouth, cool experience . Cherry base. Long palate and the transitons are very smooth and long. Tobacco on the finish with lots of tannins. ok experiance. Decent for 25 bucks but don’t rush to try it.
From their site:
This small estate is renowned for its sexy and highly sought after Barolos but also produces impressive Barbera and juicy Dolcetto. Owner Domenico Clerico is one of the key proponents of the modernist movement in the wine making process of Barolo, creating more round, fruity wines. He believes that the grape, rather than the production processes, is the key to quality wine and passionately advocates the importance of the land in wine-making. This explains his concentration on single-vineyard wines as they allow the character of the land to shine.