Zenato

Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend

9.01002 ratings
9.057 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

From a tiny old world list. Nice balance and in a good spot. Paired with elk. 14.5% abv.

From a tiny old world list. Nice balance and in a good spot. Paired with elk. 14.5% abv.

Apr 28th, 2024
Severn Goodwin

2013 | Red Blend
(85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Corvinone & 5% Rondinella)
Zenato; Ripassa Superiore (Valpolicella Ripasso)
Vento; Valpolicella, Italy

Just try to find a better red Italian wine at ~10Y for $24 on release...2013, it's very magical right now!

Paired with homemade pasta e fagoili 🤤

2013 | Red Blend
(85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Corvinone & 5% Rondinella)
Zenato; Ripassa Superiore (Valpolicella Ripasso)
Vento; Valpolicella, Italy

Just try to find a better red Italian wine at ~10Y for $24 on release...2013, it's very magical right now!

Paired with homemade pasta e fagoili 🤤

Jan 30th, 2023
Sipping Fine Wine

After pressing dried grapes from making Amarone, Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm skins of Amarone for 2nd alcoholic fermentation, increasing the alcoholic content, aromas and color. Blend of 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet dried berry fruits and pepper spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, currants and sweet cherry with complex spice. Well balanced with acidity and alcohol, full-body with soft tannins on long finish. Nice value.

After pressing dried grapes from making Amarone, Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm skins of Amarone for 2nd alcoholic fermentation, increasing the alcoholic content, aromas and color. Blend of 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet dried berry fruits and pepper spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, currants and sweet cherry with complex spice. Well balanced with acidity and alcohol, full-body with soft tannins on long finish. Nice value.

Jul 6th, 2021
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9.1

Black raspberries, sweet violets, tobacco and hints of licorice form a dazzling bouquet on the 2016 Ripassa. This is silky-smooth, with a dark fruit persona. It’s persistent and balanced, as hints of nuanced tannins and tart wild berries create a slightly grippy finale. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)

Black raspberries, sweet violets, tobacco and hints of licorice form a dazzling bouquet on the 2016 Ripassa. This is silky-smooth, with a dark fruit persona. It’s persistent and balanced, as hints of nuanced tannins and tart wild berries create a slightly grippy finale. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 2nd, 2021
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9.1

Black raspberries, sweet violets, tobacco and hints of licorice form a dazzling bouquet on the 2016 Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa. This is silky-smooth with a dark fruit persona that’s beautifully lifted by salty acids and minerals, which create a juicy expression. It’s persistent and balanced, leaving the palate aching for more, as hints of nuanced tannins and tart wild berries create a slightly grippy finale. What a beautiful wine and - dare I use the term? - “Baby Amarone.” (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

Black raspberries, sweet violets, tobacco and hints of licorice form a dazzling bouquet on the 2016 Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa. This is silky-smooth with a dark fruit persona that’s beautifully lifted by salty acids and minerals, which create a juicy expression. It’s persistent and balanced, leaving the palate aching for more, as hints of nuanced tannins and tart wild berries create a slightly grippy finale. What a beautiful wine and - dare I use the term? - “Baby Amarone.” (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

Feb 25th, 2021
Anthony Pro

Still the best Ripassa around.

Still.

Still the best Ripassa around.

Still.

Nov 16th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

After pressing dried grapes from making Amarone, Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm skins of Amarone for 2nd alcoholic fermentation, increasing the alcoholic content and color. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet dried berry fruits and pepper spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, currants and sweet cherry with complex spice. Well balanced with acidity and alcohol, full-body with soft tannins on lingering finish. Nice value. Good now!

After pressing dried grapes from making Amarone, Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm skins of Amarone for 2nd alcoholic fermentation, increasing the alcoholic content and color. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet dried berry fruits and pepper spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, currants and sweet cherry with complex spice. Well balanced with acidity and alcohol, full-body with soft tannins on lingering finish. Nice value. Good now!

Aug 23rd, 2020
Danielle DiDuro

Marketing, Red Tail Ridge Winery

9.1

Vday treat with a nose of raisins, prunes, old leather and dried tabacco. On the palate more dried fruit continues with lighter notes of violet that give way to earthly mushroom. Serious tannin grip add to the hefty mouthfeel.

Vday treat with a nose of raisins, prunes, old leather and dried tabacco. On the palate more dried fruit continues with lighter notes of violet that give way to earthly mushroom. Serious tannin grip add to the hefty mouthfeel.

Feb 15th, 2020
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.1

Absolutely worth it price versus quality. Perfect any day with food. Pizza. Pasta. Antipasto. - WINEBOW 425

Absolutely worth it price versus quality. Perfect any day with food. Pizza. Pasta. Antipasto. - WINEBOW 425

Nov 9th, 2019
Jake Hajer

Appropriately raisin and old leather.

Appropriately raisin and old leather.

Jul 18th, 2019