(WS90) A velvety red, offering fine tannins and a pleasing palate of plump cherry, dried fig, espresso crème and baking spices. Juicy and well-balanced. Drink now through 2021.
This is a delicious wine that is an easy drink... My favorite vintage was the 2001--Amazing!! I have not found any available in years! :(
Wow! Fantastic nose. Very smooth throughout. Very soft but lingering finish.light tannins. A delicious wine.
Brian liked in Chicago bday trip
Much like a cab and Pinot mix
Raisin notes. Lovely.
Wine & Spirits(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.
Robert Parker(2013 Vintage) The 2013 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Ripassa offers bold aromatic intensity with relatively subdued aromas of spice, tobacco and dried fruit. The fruit tones come forward as dried raspberry, cassis, plum and blackberry. Despite the full and generous nature of the bouquet, the mouthfeel is snappy and straight-shooting. It shows moderate intensity on the otherwise exaggerated scale of bold Ripasso wines. Bitter almond and sour cherry flavors appear on the close.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) An elegant Valpolicella, with fine tannins and fresh acidity layered with flavors of ripe black cherry, incense and orange zest. A rich hint of loamy earth lingers on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2021. 10,000 cases imported. -AN
James Suckling(2013 Vintage) "This red always shows a solid texture of polished tannins and ripe fruit with berry, chocolate and black tea. Full body. Plenty of fruit yet reserved and pretty. The best in a long time. Drink now or hold." James Suckling, 94 Points
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013