Romano Dal Forno

Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend

9.321 ratings
9.55 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Top Notes For
Corey Zamora, CSW

Just fantastic. Baby Amarone, aged a month less than the big daddy.

Just fantastic. Baby Amarone, aged a month less than the big daddy.

Apr 10th, 2015
Tommy Sunderland

Opens up nicely, becoming smoother with subtle hints of ripe, red fruit. Long lasting aftertaste and lacking complexity for the price point.

Opens up nicely, becoming smoother with subtle hints of ripe, red fruit. Long lasting aftertaste and lacking complexity for the price point.

May 27th, 2017
Ira Schwartz

This is not a baby it's an embryo. You can smell the wine even when your nose is not in the glass. Scents of blackcurrants , spice and figs dance in the glass. As you start to drink it you feel as though a dam burst in your mouth. Tremendous concentration but somehow the structure holds this together and never allows it to be fat. A finish that builds but can go even longer once the tannic structure softens. Not my preferred style anymore but when you get an example like this it's nice to relive the old days. Posted a note almost exactly 2 years ago on the 2007 and I will say it again, I prefer the valpo to the amarone.

This is not a baby it's an embryo. You can smell the wine even when your nose is not in the glass. Scents of blackcurrants , spice and figs dance in the glass. As you start to drink it you feel as though a dam burst in your mouth. Tremendous concentration but somehow the structure holds this together and never allows it to be fat. A finish that builds but can go even longer once the tannic structure softens. Not my preferred style anymore but when you get an example like this it's nice to relive the old days. Posted a note almost exactly 2 years ago on the 2007 and I will say it again, I prefer the valpo to the amarone.

Apr 28th, 2017
Kaitlyn Kacsuta

Big and vibrant with a smooth finish. Great dark fruits on the nose.

Big and vibrant with a smooth finish. Great dark fruits on the nose.

Feb 27th, 2017
Michael Aronovici

Started off with a dominant cherry and stewed fruit profile and evolved through the night. Strangely enough, the tanins seem to build as time progresses. We loved the wine and believe it has many years of potential remaining.

Started off with a dominant cherry and stewed fruit profile and evolved through the night. Strangely enough, the tanins seem to build as time progresses. We loved the wine and believe it has many years of potential remaining.

Feb 13th, 2017
Conrad Green

More approachable than the 2002. Plummy, rich, high-toned. Clearly good juice. Very age worthy, this seems a bit early to drink this.

More approachable than the 2002. Plummy, rich, high-toned. Clearly good juice. Very age worthy, this seems a bit early to drink this.

Jan 30th, 2016
Kyle Ripp

High acidity, reminds me of a Tuscan blend i used to drink as a young boy

High acidity, reminds me of a Tuscan blend i used to drink as a young boy

Aug 25th, 2015
Chris Vactor

Deep ruby red color with hazelnuts and raisins

Deep ruby red color with hazelnuts and raisins

Apr 15th, 2015
Rory Stamp

Serious business. Packed with cherry fruit and the kind acidity that wants fatty braised meat. I'm officially a Valpolicella Superiore convert. 2008.

Serious business. Packed with cherry fruit and the kind acidity that wants fatty braised meat. I'm officially a Valpolicella Superiore convert. 2008.

Mar 23rd, 2015
Lance Montalto

It's a beast and so disjointed now. Needs a decade

It's a beast and so disjointed now. Needs a decade

Feb 25th, 2015