Remo Farina

Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend

8.960 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

Good quality and texture. Elegant, deeply flavored. Bouquet of forest floor, hint of tar, black berry fruit and just a hint of gaminess. Silky texture, quite dry and long finish

Good quality and texture. Elegant, deeply flavored. Bouquet of forest floor, hint of tar, black berry fruit and just a hint of gaminess. Silky texture, quite dry and long finish

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Love #Ripasso. This has great bang for the buck.

Dark red, oily color & texture, medium bodied. Some browning at the edge. Dumb at first opening to dry, consistent tannins, marachino cherry with faint herbs.

Opens nicely with lively tannin, fine acidity giving it an edge.

Love #Ripasso. This has great bang for the buck.

Dark red, oily color & texture, medium bodied. Some browning at the edge. Dumb at first opening to dry, consistent tannins, marachino cherry with faint herbs.

Opens nicely with lively tannin, fine acidity giving it an edge.

Oct 27th, 2016
Paul Krzych

Prune aroma. Plums, black cherry, and tree bark. Leather finish with great tannins that deftly cut through the short ribs we had for dinner!

Prune aroma. Plums, black cherry, and tree bark. Leather finish with great tannins that deftly cut through the short ribs we had for dinner!

Mar 17th, 2017
Sindy Wise

Medicinal root, cherry candy, vanilla, and lovely floral on the nose. Dry, smooth with a bright cherry tang on the finish. #wine #ripasso

Medicinal root, cherry candy, vanilla, and lovely floral on the nose. Dry, smooth with a bright cherry tang on the finish. #wine #ripasso

Oct 27th, 2016
Tom Casagrande

Nose supertight, even on night 2, and almost a bit reduced. Vague whiffs of dark macerated cherries and bakers chocolate. Rich and weighty feeling on the mouth. Good acids. But a tad hot. Seems like the structure is more discernible than any flavors. Not bad, but seems like it needs time to come out of its shell. 8.5+?

UPDATE: Final glass on the second night it's finally letting its guard down. Ripe fruit loosening up and some nice gravelly minerality making an entrance. Upping to 8.7

Nose supertight, even on night 2, and almost a bit reduced. Vague whiffs of dark macerated cherries and bakers chocolate. Rich and weighty feeling on the mouth. Good acids. But a tad hot. Seems like the structure is more discernible than any flavors. Not bad, but seems like it needs time to come out of its shell. 8.5+?

UPDATE: Final glass on the second night it's finally letting its guard down. Ripe fruit loosening up and some nice gravelly minerality making an entrance. Upping to 8.7

Aug 14th, 2016
Yu-Kang Cheng

Very fruity and lively

Very fruity and lively

Aug 6th, 2016
Shannon LaDuke

At North Italia

At North Italia

Jun 25th, 2016
Lisa Musgrave

Damasco's

Damasco's

May 14th, 2016
phillip Haack

If the food is as good as the wine we will be in heaven

If the food is as good as the wine we will be in heaven

Feb 16th, 2016
Tracy Singleton

Jammy but still light.

Jammy but still light.

Jan 9th, 2016