Azienda Agricola Valentini

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

9.129 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Abruzzi, Italy
Cerasuolo
Top Notes For
Brash Higgins

New year, wild wine. Hard work

New year, wild wine. Hard work

Dec 31st, 2015
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

8.1

2011. I don't know what to make of this wine. Lots of savory reductive aromas, some good (mint, Parmesan), some bad H2S-oriented ones (cooked onions, garlic). Fruit is all light cherry and pomegranate flavors. Lots of texture and power to the wine structurally though. Perhaps it just needs more time, but it's not an enjoyable wine right now. Pretty similar after two hours in a decanter. I concede I may just not understand this wine.

2011. I don't know what to make of this wine. Lots of savory reductive aromas, some good (mint, Parmesan), some bad H2S-oriented ones (cooked onions, garlic). Fruit is all light cherry and pomegranate flavors. Lots of texture and power to the wine structurally though. Perhaps it just needs more time, but it's not an enjoyable wine right now. Pretty similar after two hours in a decanter. I concede I may just not understand this wine.

Aug 26th, 2014
Alexandre Lalas

Distinct

Distinct

Mar 17th, 2014
Andrea Dente

Sommelier/Wine Director Vinerieclandestine

9.7

Valentini, Cerasuolo 2011

Valentini, Cerasuolo 2011

Apr 20th, 2013
Raj Harb

Flat bottle. Tart red fruit and some herbaceous qualities

Flat bottle. Tart red fruit and some herbaceous qualities

Dec 7th, 2020
Steve Anderson

Unofficial Thursday HdR opening dinner with a loose “non-Rhône” theme. A funky start. One of only a few bottles still more than half full at the end of the evening so I know it wasn’t a hit with the group. Took it back to San Diego and it was quite good on nights 4 and 5. Obviously needs air.

Unofficial Thursday HdR opening dinner with a loose “non-Rhône” theme. A funky start. One of only a few bottles still more than half full at the end of the evening so I know it wasn’t a hit with the group. Took it back to San Diego and it was quite good on nights 4 and 5. Obviously needs air.

May 1st, 2018
Michael Meyer

Hands down the most intriguing rosé I've ever had. Montepulciano I believe. Super complex...close your eyes and you'd think it was red.

Hands down the most intriguing rosé I've ever had. Montepulciano I believe. Super complex...close your eyes and you'd think it was red.

Feb 20th, 2017
Joel Tan

Blew my socks away - lots of minerality, yet on the nose so beautifully floral

Blew my socks away - lots of minerality, yet on the nose so beautifully floral

Oct 22nd, 2014
Lori Halsey

Sweet, yet dry. Very nice.

Sweet, yet dry. Very nice.

Feb 9th, 2014
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Aug 27th, 2018