Cantina Valpolicella

Tenuta Santa Maria

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

A wildly spicy Valpolicella with a sour citrus twang contrasting rich cherry-berry fruits. Long and full of character, this juicy, high-energy effort leans more toward blue/purple fruits throughout the finale. There’s a lot of pleasure to be found here. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021) — 7 days ago

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Zenato

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Dark, floral, elegant and surprisingly savory, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico makes itself known as crushed stone gives way to a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, dried flowers, black cherries, plums and hints of licorice. This is velvety yet cool-toned and spry, with a staining mix of red and black fruits contrasted by sweet spices, as bitter hints of espresso bean and round tannins collect toward the close. A twang of balsamic-tinged blackberry and violets echoes through the long-drawn-out finale. Youthfully structured and still a bit reserved, but there are layers of primary complexities to keep the experience highly enjoyable today. That said, the best is yet to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago

Ca' Storica

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2017

Superb! Full bodied, medium acidity, and wonderful fruit while amazingly dry (not overly sweet as Amarone can be). Aromas of cherry, cassis, white pepper on the nose. Great follow through with silky smooth blackcurrant and a hint of vanilla (oak) shining through. This is an amazing value at $15. Buy it if you find it. Curious on 5hr aging potential 🍷
Let this decant for 1 - 2 hrs.
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— 8 hours ago

Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

One of the January ‘21 selections from Verve Wine’s Grand Tour subscription. Takes me back to Italy - like a great house wine this is better than the price point. Verve says go with pork ragu but we did Berkeley’s Cheese Board veggie pizza and it’s all there, it quenches and you want more, a perfect dinner wine. Love it. — 8 days ago

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Cantine Buglioni

Il Bugiardo Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2017 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Il Bugiardo displays an inviting mix of blackberries, sage, roses, chalk dust and hints of camphor. This is full-bodied with depths of silky textures and a dense core of dark fruits and minerals that are not quite ready to reveal all of their charms. The 2017 has a bit of a monolithic feel today, yet it’s also perfectly balanced, with a structure that can carry it for many years in the cellar – which would be advisable to allow it to unwind a bit. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago

Zenato

Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

Black raspberries, sweet violets, tobacco and hints of licorice form a dazzling bouquet on the 2016 Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa. This is silky-smooth with a dark fruit persona that’s beautifully lifted by salty acids and minerals, which create a juicy expression. It’s persistent and balanced, leaving the palate aching for more, as hints of nuanced tannins and tart wild berries create a slightly grippy finale. What a beautiful wine and - dare I use the term? - “Baby Amarone.” (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago

Famiglia Pasqua

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella balances savory and sweet to create a beautiful display of contrasts. Black cherries, sage, dried citrus, hints of vanilla and animal musk create a beguiling display. The textures are creamy and enveloping, offset by mineral-laden blue and black berries, followed by a note of bitter herbs and mocha. For all its power, the 2015 maintains a fresh and lifted feel, finishing long with a coating of round tannins and hints of spice.(Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago

Graziano Prà

Morandina Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Outstanding but a bit atypical Amarone. Going strong on it’s fruit, perfect sweetness embedded with enough acidity bringing a superb balance. Wow! — 8 days ago

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Brigaldara

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is perfumed and amazingly fresh, showing bright cherry complemented by autumnal spice and dusty rose. It’s on the palate where the warmth of the vintage comes through, with waves of creamy, glycerol-like textures ushering in ripe balsamic-tinged blackberries, contrasted by peppery herbs and bitter dark chocolate. A thick coating of berry concentrate and fine tannins persists throughout the long finale, yet balance is maintained. This needs some time to soften, but it should be amazing in a few years’ time. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago

Masi

Campolongo di Torbe Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2011

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe holds your attention firm, with a deeply alluring bouquet of rum-soaked raisins, cinnamon, cherry liquor, minty herbs and a dusting of cocoa. It’s silky in texture and more feminine and lifted than expected, with a tart display of red and black fruits further complicated by notes of bitter coffee and dark, dark chocolate. The balance here is on point, as the 2011 comes across as more savory and sweet, and tapers off to notes of blackberry, sour citrus and inner rose tones. While you can enjoy this today, the Campolongo di Torbe will benefit from another five to ten years of cellaring.(Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 4 days ago