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1999 Piedmont Reds Ready to Drink

James Suckling
Issue: December 15, 2009

The 1999 vintage in Piedmont was never destined for greatness, despite the excitement of wine merchants and some Nebbiolo producers, particularly those in Barolo. The growing season was simply not warm or dry enough to yield first-class grapes-and hail in key parts of Barbaresco didn't help.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 24, 2009.

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