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Flashcards in Italy - Piedmont - Vintages Deck (48):
1

2014

Challenging, hail and rain often

2

2013

Rare Euro-positive, long growing season was an advantage

3

2012

Intense heat, so cooler sites were better

4

2011

Warm season, refined

5

2010

Cool, wet, lighter in tannin, high acid

6

2009

Hot and ripe

7

2008

Good for Nebbiolo, earlier ripening stuff not so much

8

2007

low yield bc of hail, good quality fruit though

9

2006

cool -> Indian summer, promising

10

2005

reduced crops, well balanced

11

2004

very promising, very little weather extremes

12

2003

heatwave shriveled grapes

13

2002

hail, some rot in Barolo, Barbera sucked

14

2001

Excellent quality. Ripe style

15

2000

Good, late summer heat, good acid still

16

1999

Good, voluptuous wines

17

1998

Structured and elegant

18

1997

Record ripeness

19

1996

Superb for aging

20

1995

Hail reduced crop

21

1994

Sugar and acid levels reasonable despite prolonged September rains. Not up to Tuscany’s performance.

22

1971

Classic Barolos: rare but worth seeking out the big names.

23

Strong Overall Vintages

89, 90, 96, 01, 04, 06, 07, 10

24

Bad Vintages

83, 91, 92, 94, 02

25

Challenging, hail and rain often

2014

26

Rare Euro-positive, long growing season was an advantage

2013

27

Intense heat, so cooler sites were better

2012

28

Warm season, refined

2011

29

Cool, wet, lighter in tannin, high acid

2010

30

Hot and ripe

2009

31

Good for Nebbiolo, earlier ripening stuff not so much

2008

32

low yield bc of hail, good quality fruit though

2007

33

cool -> Indian summer, promising

2006

34

reduced crops, well balanced

2005

35

very promising, very little weather extremes

2004

36

heatwave shriveled grapes

2003

37

hail, some rot in Barolo, Barbera sucked

2002

38

Excellent quality. Ripe style

2001

39

Good, late summer heat, good acid still

2000

40

Good, voluptuous wines

1999

41

Structured and elegant

1998

42

Record ripeness

1997

43

Superb for aging

1996

44

Hail reduced crop

1995

45

Sugar and acid levels reasonable despite prolonged September rains. Not up to Tuscany’s performance.

1994

46

Classic Barolos: rare but worth seeking out the big names.

1971

47

89, 90, 96, 01, 04, 06, 07, 10

Strong Overall Vintages

48

83, 91, 92, 94, 02

Bad Vintages