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Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend

8.9286 ratings
8.615 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Riccardo L.

Smooth, light, tasty, the epitome of a *good* and non-offensive table wine. Great value, consistently.

Smooth, light, tasty, the epitome of a *good* and non-offensive table wine. Great value, consistently.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Matt Young

Great Ripasso, as usual these almost never disappoint

Great Ripasso, as usual these almost never disappoint

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2013
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.2

Very nice Ripasso. Pomegranates, dark plums, and excellent concentration. Well rounded, and lengthy. Great value.

Very nice Ripasso. Pomegranates, dark plums, and excellent concentration. Well rounded, and lengthy. Great value.

Jan 19th, 2017
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.2

High acid, and red fruits but not tart. Smooth tannin, cherry and pomegranate, dried herbs and balancing earthiness. No heat or edges, lovely finish. Solid QPR.

High acid, and red fruits but not tart. Smooth tannin, cherry and pomegranate, dried herbs and balancing earthiness. No heat or edges, lovely finish. Solid QPR.

Jan 19th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

7.7

Firming tannins are nice. Disappointing for the category though. Not worth a 12 glass in a restaurant.

Firming tannins are nice. Disappointing for the category though. Not worth a 12 glass in a restaurant.

Nov 4th, 2016
Jusden Aumand

Solid wine. Analyze or just enjoy it, even with the touch of Bret working in it's favor. Sometimes wines that fit this profile are so refreshing.

Solid wine. Analyze or just enjoy it, even with the touch of Bret working in it's favor. Sometimes wines that fit this profile are so refreshing.

Mar 13th, 2016
Michael Centanni

Good not great ripasso! There is value here.

Good not great ripasso! There is value here.

Feb 13th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Not a bad value wine

Not a bad value wine

Feb 13th, 2014
Marc Brennan

Very light and fruity!!

Very light and fruity!!

Apr 1st, 2018
TheWineStalker

Dark ruby red. Aromas of juicy black cherries, cranberries, vanilla, hot cinnamon, and black licorice. Medium bodied and ridiculously soft and lush in mouthfeel, with dusty tannin and just a little pep to its acidity. Flavors of black cherries, cranberries, raisins, sweet tobacco, hot cinnamon, and black licorice. It finishes with that dusty tannin and flavors of cranberries and hot cinnamon. Midpalates are rarely my favorite part of a wine, but this lovely lady is so satisfying and elegant that it’s easily my favorite part.

Dark ruby red. Aromas of juicy black cherries, cranberries, vanilla, hot cinnamon, and black licorice. Medium bodied and ridiculously soft and lush in mouthfeel, with dusty tannin and just a little pep to its acidity. Flavors of black cherries, cranberries, raisins, sweet tobacco, hot cinnamon, and black licorice. It finishes with that dusty tannin and flavors of cranberries and hot cinnamon. Midpalates are rarely my favorite part of a wine, but this lovely lady is so satisfying and elegant that it’s easily my favorite part.

Mar 13th, 2018