Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend

9.3847 ratings
9.3202 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Top Notes For
Chris Harvey

What good is it if you don’t drink it?

What good is it if you don’t drink it?

Apr 18th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

#1000th Review# One of my all time favorite, this can easily crush many Amarone. Very young, no signs of tertiary notes at all. Sweet and warm spices, raisin, sweet cherries, mocha, dark chocolate and bright acidity. Best on day 2, very smooth texture. 15% abv and it’s well balanced. Wish I have more in the cellar!

#1000th Review# One of my all time favorite, this can easily crush many Amarone. Very young, no signs of tertiary notes at all. Sweet and warm spices, raisin, sweet cherries, mocha, dark chocolate and bright acidity. Best on day 2, very smooth texture. 15% abv and it’s well balanced. Wish I have more in the cellar!

Feb 18th, 2020
Chris McClellan

What an amazing wine...ripe red fruit. /sweet/sour notes, dried earth and rocks, slight black tea...all the elements of baby nebbiolo minus the tannins. Great complexity and balance..

What an amazing wine...ripe red fruit. /sweet/sour notes, dried earth and rocks, slight black tea...all the elements of baby nebbiolo minus the tannins. Great complexity and balance..

Jan 15th, 2020
Lyn Farmer

While this is Quintarelli's current vintage it does show its age with a medium Garnet color and aromas that are mainly tertiary in nature - the cherry fruit is underpinned with earth, forest floor, leather, wet stone and tobacco. I doubt it will improve with further age and I don't expect it will gain more charm. All in all a surprisingly austere effort

While this is Quintarelli's current vintage it does show its age with a medium Garnet color and aromas that are mainly tertiary in nature - the cherry fruit is underpinned with earth, forest floor, leather, wet stone and tobacco. I doubt it will improve with further age and I don't expect it will gain more charm. All in all a surprisingly austere effort

Sep 4th, 2019
Chris MacLean

Not quite as balanced and complex as the 2006, but plenty of character and fruit. This particular bottle probably would have been too evolved if opened in 2021.

Not quite as balanced and complex as the 2006, but plenty of character and fruit. This particular bottle probably would have been too evolved if opened in 2021.

Jun 20th, 2019
Chris MacLean

Pretty special stuff. Drinking beautifully but has at least 5 great years left in it.

Pretty special stuff. Drinking beautifully but has at least 5 great years left in it.

Jun 20th, 2019
Bill Bender

At Maple & Ash in Chicago, a spot I was really impressed with. This was an elegant wow wine. Crushed rocks enveloped by sweet, dark red fruit. Ample tannic presence but no hard edges and absolutely no raisin-y qualities.

At Maple & Ash in Chicago, a spot I was really impressed with. This was an elegant wow wine. Crushed rocks enveloped by sweet, dark red fruit. Ample tannic presence but no hard edges and absolutely no raisin-y qualities.

Dec 10th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Best.

Best.

Nov 15th, 2018
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

Surprising freshness from such a big wine. Delicious.

Surprising freshness from such a big wine. Delicious.

Aug 25th, 2018
LM Segal

Asphalt and earth on the nose, big, beautiful and so pure. Balsamic and black fruit. Channeling Napa Cab at this stage, I’d hold these. I’m a QuintaGeek, not ever objective.

Asphalt and earth on the nose, big, beautiful and so pure. Balsamic and black fruit. Channeling Napa Cab at this stage, I’d hold these. I’m a QuintaGeek, not ever objective.

Aug 9th, 2018