Tiffany's wine of the year. Blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 10% mixed Croatina and Oseleta. As you might notice, none of these grapes' names rolls trippingly off the tongue, which is one of the reasons that this wine, which should rightfully cost about $35 ($15 - $20), doesn't. These wines are made by allowing the young Valpolicella wine to rest on some of the prior year's remnants from their $100+ wines, which lends the Ripasso greater texture and more powerful flavors. Imagine aromas of red berries and pipe tobacco along with cleansing acidity, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Pour a glass for your friends, and they'll swear you spent twice as much as you actually did.
Tenuta Sant' Antonio Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Monti Garbi