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Barba Montepulciano Vigna Franca 750ml

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Abruzzi, Italy- A bold, structured Montepulciano aged for 14 months in small oak barrels, this is an intense, full-bodied red. Rich berry notes and hints of vanilla and spice blend together across the palate, extending into the long, smoky finish.

BRAND
COUNTRY / STATE
REGION
WINE TYPE
STYLE
Intense
ABV
13.5%
TASTE
Raspberry, Vanilla
BODY
Full-bodied
SKU
114436750-1

Barba Montepulciano Vigna Franca 750ml

$17.99
Mix 6 for $16.19 each
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Sacramento (Arden)
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