Veneto, Italy

Gran Passione

Rosso Veneto Corvina Merlot 2013

Thursday night Rosso to go with a simple pasta dish tonight. Notes forthcoming...

Color is a very deep purple, looking like one of those wines you're going to be cautious with spillage, likely a permanent stainer.

Nose is still tight, giving up dark berry fruits and green pepper right now. (Update, vegetal/methoxypyrazine aromas have dissipated, loads of black fruits are flowing out of the glass.)

Palate is all blackberry, black cherry and sweet blueberry, tannins are quite gentle.

I'm expecting some improvement as we gain more air time tonight. BTW $12, this wine's a steal, I always love finding budget wines that really deliver!
— 16 days ago

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Roccolo Grassi

Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2001

This wine goes as far as Valpolicella can go without being Amarone (that’s a flavor AND cost assessment). Beautifully priced and made, the seriousness and quality is there to pair with great hearty fare. Still plenty of finesse, with some delicacy on the nose, and a palate that never takes over. — 6 days ago

Tom, Keith and 4 others liked this

Martini & Rossi

Veneto Prosecco

Very nice to drink. Perfect balance of sweet and dry. Light flavor, could be a little stronger. Perfect to drink as is, might be too sweet for mimosas. Ivan likes a lot as well (8). — 7 days ago

Ivan Gomes
with Ivan

Corte de Signori

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, wet leaves, spices, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity with blueberries, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, green herbs, mint and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great wine. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel. This is a wine that you want to talk about while drinking.

Needs 2 hours to open up a properly. This 10 year old still has many years in it, and it is beginning to drink nicely now. Tasty and delicious.

A blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. Aged for 30 months in large Slovenian oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 6 days ago

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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2011

Less sweet than the pinot enjoyed before, but this had nice savory brambly black cherry and herb. Finish including fig and some blac licorice. Gained some weight and heat on the finish. Enjoyable. — 10 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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Damn right! That’s good dram!

Cecilia Beretta

'Soraie' Veneto IGT Red Blend


Very good red with a depth of flavors and velvety texture. Unbeatable price at Trader Joe's for the quality. — 3 days ago


Chiaretto Bardolino Classico Corvina Blend Rosé 2017

Strawberry Citrus? Is that a thing? It is for this wine! If you can find it, buy a bunch, your glass will be empty quite quickly.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood tonight for our first (non-classical) show of the season. Tonight is NPR's live taping of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Expect to hear me clapping somewhere in the background. The WWDTM team should have the show on the air by either this weekend or the following.

NPR news nerds unite!
— 2 days ago

Dawn, David and 12 others liked this
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@James Forsyth ...combo cork on this bottle, I didn't know until now. 🤓


Occhio al Rosso 2016

Biondivino wine club. Instantly liked it. Bramble berry with lots of tart popping fruit. Cab-Mac gives it some lollypopish zippiness. Sunny straightforward wine, not one with smooth round notes. Like a frapatto but more grip/tannin to bump up against it. — 4 days ago


Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Caparbio Corvina Blend

Excellent. It's relentless like its name suggests. Love the label too. Makes me feel good about the environment. — 8 days ago

Daniel P., Trixie and 4 others liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Rosso del Bepi Veneto Corvina Blend 1994

Gorgeous. Fully developed — 7 days ago

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