Rich, suave, juicy and delicious! A baby Amarone at a fraction of the cost. The wine is passed through the the pomace of the amarone which lends depth, concentration and complexity. Ripassa is deep ruby red in color with a complex nose showing some dried fruit. Excellent body and texture on the palate with a lingering finish.
International Wine CellarRed cherry jam on the nose, with kirsch and milk chocolate. Round and smooth in the mouth, with pretty flavors of ripe red fruits and black plum. Not particularly long on the finish but pleasing and easy to drink. Nicely made Valpolicella in a soft, sweet style.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06