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Solane Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Corvina Blend

8.5148 ratings
8.36 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Top Notes For
Emily & Alessio Valle

The 2011 vintage has a potential for additional aging. As of today, it seems lacking the body of other Ripassos, but mostly because of the way the wine was re-fermented over partially dried grapes instead of the pressed clusters. Cherry and fruit, with persistent notes of spices and black pepper.

The 2011 vintage has a potential for additional aging. As of today, it seems lacking the body of other Ripassos, but mostly because of the way the wine was re-fermented over partially dried grapes instead of the pressed clusters. Cherry and fruit, with persistent notes of spices and black pepper.

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2014
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

8.8

2011 is showing some age already. Enjoyable, earthy funk, but a little hot and out of balance

2011 is showing some age already. Enjoyable, earthy funk, but a little hot and out of balance

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
S D
8.9

Pretty good. Got it from Total Wine for $12. I would repeat it

Pretty good. Got it from Total Wine for $12. I would repeat it

Nov 23rd, 2017
Jason Close

Cost me about 17 bones. Pretty light. I like it. Not a lot of flavor, but the flavor that doesn't exist is pretty good.

Cost me about 17 bones. Pretty light. I like it. Not a lot of flavor, but the flavor that doesn't exist is pretty good.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Desmond Adler

Loved it! A new staple.

Loved it! A new staple.

Jun 27th, 2017
Elizabeth Dz

Light bodied, earthy, not memorable

Light bodied, earthy, not memorable

Apr 22nd, 2017
Kevin Malloy

First experience with ripasso. Medium dark garnet. Medium low body. Medium abv. High acid. Dry. Plum and cherry without sweetness. Good with Italian food. Not worth repeating

First experience with ripasso. Medium dark garnet. Medium low body. Medium abv. High acid. Dry. Plum and cherry without sweetness. Good with Italian food. Not worth repeating

Feb 15th, 2017
Kirsten Benham

Night out in NYC - Becco Restaurant on 46th. Fun Italian restaurant. Thanksgiving 2016

Night out in NYC - Becco Restaurant on 46th. Fun Italian restaurant. Thanksgiving 2016

Nov 23rd, 2016
Dan
8.5

Salty and earthy. Hint of oak barrels. Nice smooth back end.

Salty and earthy. Hint of oak barrels. Nice smooth back end.

Sep 17th, 2016
Matthew Tebbetts

Gut. Rot.

Gut. Rot.

Jul 23rd, 2016