Grape Variety: Valpolicella Blend – 80% Corvina, 15% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Valpolicella Ripasso; Veneto, Italy.
Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison stir fry.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, but VERY dark muddy ruby color with a considerably lighter brownish rim. Rich and powerful cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of cinnamon and wet wood. Smooth, luscious, VERY approachable, dry, medium to full body and a 200-grit texture. Juicy cherry and current flavors with just a touch of spice. Abundant bright acidity, leathery tannins with just enough grip to let you know there expressing their part of the package and a…get ready for this…EXPLOSIVE fruity finish. WOW, WOW, WOW this was very special wine. The delicious tannins simply draw you in and entice another sip. This wine got better with each pour and sipping after the dinner it was exquisite. The combination of silkiness, complex ripe cherry taste and the powerful finish with a “PERFECT” tannin grip were a treasure. Simply OUTSTANDING red wine.
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 73126 00011 3
Imported by: Haw River Man; Burlington, North Carolina.