I blind-tasted 40 or so 2006 Barbarescos in my Tuscany office over the past two days, and I must admit that I was a little underwhelmed. I know that 2006 was a challenging vintage for vine growers in Piedmont due to variable weather and, therefore, it was even more difficult for those with the later-ripening Nebbiolo, the grape that makes Barbaresco and Barolo, in their vineyards.
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