2005 Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne


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  • > Piedmont
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Barolo Raymond wrote: (86 points)

    October 25, 2011 - Deep ruby with some purple. Medium nose of cherries, red berries, some chocolate, linol or acetone (sic), fully developed. Dry, very high acidity, dry tannins, high warm alcohol, medium(+) body, full of red fruits, berries, sour cherry, dry white pepper. Medium (+) austere finish. Despite well-defined structure, the wine does lack balance, acidity is too dominant and harsh, tannins are not integrated and turn puckering. Works well with fatty grilled food at busy dinner tables. Unripe fruit?

  • 100pp wrote: (89 points)

    January 25, 2011 - Cherries and red fruit. Medium bodied. Pleasant wine but not very complex.

  • Phredd Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 25, 2010 - Didn't take formal notes, but good dark purple-red, slightly translucent. Bright fruit-forward nose, and the dried cherry and blackberry flavors continue on the palate, with good acidic core. The finish is not tremendously long, but there is good depth of flavor while it lasts. A great bottle to give to novice wine drinkers, as there is a lot of pure deliciousness here. A nice, not-too-complicated finish to Thanksgiving dinner.

  • ScottGoodwin Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 21, 2010 - Dry and tannic. Bright red fruits. But more brooding than I expected. Earthy. Packed with fruit. Leather. Opened up and smoothed out over a few hours. Mix of black and red fruits. Toasty. Day 3 - I just love this nose! Unmistakably Italian. Earthy but with a floral overlay. Still very tannic and densely fruited. But a lovely nose. Long way still to go on this one.

  • arthrovine wrote: (86 points)

    September 18, 2010 - Tasting note from RichS is spot-on. I too encountered some volatile acidity. There is an acetone note as well as some dry leather. Decanting for at least an hour did not change much

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, Issue #135 (link)

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    Piedmont Report (Oct 2007) (link)

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Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    The Barbera Episode, Episode #347, 11/8/2007 (link) 90 points

    (Clerico Tre Vigne Barbera) #3; COLOR-super dark; NOSE-the most New World (hints of Oak, Vanilla, cream); cinnamon components; TASTE-has the New World lushness; tobacco for days; some peppermint; lush dark black cherries; very explosive; little Oak Monster; New World Italian love; extremely well made New World/Old World wine; WS-91; GV-90

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domenico Clerico
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation Trevigne
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (29%)
  • Consumed 124 (71%)

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