The deep ruby red color of the Ripassa, and the intense yet fine aromas come from the mixture of grapes. It is full bodied, harmonic, and velvety on the palate.
Really good- excellently drinkable. Goes well with a variety of food. We paired it with turkey meatloaf and roasted delicata squash. Yummy.
For that Price its a perfect 5/5, only the big wines for 30€+ can be better.
Peppery with rich derp fruity flavor. Dry without being tannic.
Unfortunately not as good as expected...
Fantastic flavor. Easy to drink
Bold. Peppery. Loved it.
Good italian wine
My favorite wine.
- about 1 year
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Antonio Galloni(From 2006 Vintage) "The 2006 Valpolicella Classico Ripassa reveals lovely clarity and precision in its perfumed dark fruit. This vibrant, poised Valpolicella offers tons of depth and a long, refreshing finish. Zenato's Valpolicella is made from 80% Corvina, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Rondinella, and is aged in small French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2014."
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage)
Wine & Spirits(From 2007 Vintage) Made by running the Valpolicella wine over the pressings (or pomace) of the firmrsquo;s Amarones (this triggering a second fermentation and adding additional depth and body), the 2003 Valpolicella Ripassa offers enticing notes of melted road tar, truffles, chocolate, jammy blackberry and cherry fruit, and grilled almonds. Full-bodied, intense, powerful, and beautifully balanced, it will drink well for 3ndash;4 years.