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Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore. Zenato 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

- Dark and tightly wound on the nose with hints of bitter chocolate, mocha, smoky herbs, wild plums, wild blueberries and sandlewood. - Slick on entry with super fine tannins and a lovely wild blueberry note, nice integrated acidity, fairly rich with some drying tannins but very well proportioned. Lovely red currant and wild berry fruits on the mid-palate lead to a fresh finish with balanced notes of mineral earth, lightly toasted wood and wild plums. A lovely match for a simple roast venison dish. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore. Zenato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/10/2009

- Dark and tightly wound on the nose with hints of bitter chocolate, mocha, smoky herbs, wild plums, wild blueberries and sandlewood. - Slick on entry with super fine tannins and a lovely wild blueberry note, nice integrated acidity, fairly rich with some drying tannins but very well proportioned. Lovely red currant and wild berry fruits on the mid-palate lead to a fresh finish with balanced notes of mineral earth, lightly toasted wood and wild plums. A lovely match for a simple roast venison dish. 91pts


Member Reviews for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore. Zenato

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Snooth User: WineSplash
1163360255
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/02/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: kylewolf
229088442
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/23/2010

Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superior 2007- Color- blackened amethyst. Nose-a nose of juicy raisin soft cheese, sandalwood, and slightly humid. Taste- Good strong yet balanced oak creates a slightly salty impression, but mixes well with a presence of blackberries and raisins. Powerful long finish with heavy and sustaining mouth feel. The finish brings in woody spices and hints of pepper among a vegetative undertone. My Score: 93


Snooth User: Fosseveien 43
39344828
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/26/2010

Well balanced fruity wine with long and pleasant after taste. Can be stored for some years,but it is unlikely it will become a much better wine with more time. Be careful, can easily be consumed in large quantities. Good match with it self, or with red meat or game dishes.


Snooth User: WineSplash
1163360255
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/02/2013

Deep garnet red in color with bright ruby edges. Aroma's of dried black fruits, blueberries, dark chocolate, sandalwood, and smoke. Mouth feel is full bodied, lush, velvety, with a nice tannin structure. Flavors bursting with ripe blackberries, dried dark fruits, plum, spices, and a hint of earthiness. Long full finish which displays some red fruits, toasty oak, & light herbal notes. Rich & balanced. Perfect pairing for a beef roast, pasta with a tomato meat sauce, and medium to strong cheeses. WineSplash Rating - 93 Points! If you have a 2007 vintage, I would drink it by 2015. WineSplashing!!


Snooth User: bubbles magee
18181846
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/28/2009

A delightful drinking wine. Good with pasta, cheeses


Snooth User: kellerhu
69226728
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/30/2010

Very Good price Quality.


Snooth User: coolermama
67882719
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2010

Ripe blackberry and blueberry, nicely balanced with tannins and a smooth finish. Was shockingly good with a spiced grilled salmon and asparagus linguini and made applewood cheddar hum.


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External Reviews for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore. Zenato

External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/16/2014

The 2010 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Ripassa shows clean lines with cherry fruit and dark plum backed by pretty tones of savory spice and cured meat. "Ripassa" was among the first "Ripasso-style" wines made in this area and its fantasy name actually predates the denomination name. Bold darkness and ripe fruit flavors penetrate the finish. Drink 2014-2018. This has fragrances of dark cherry, moist soil and spice. The palate offers ripe black-fruit flavors, along with white pepper and baking spice accents. Pair this with salami or pot roast. - K.O. Ripassa is the name that Zenato has given to this wine, which is closely related to Amarone.Immediately after fermentation of the partially dried Amarone grapes, the finest selection of Valpolicella is "repassed", starting off a second alcoholic fermentation. The alcohol content rises and the wine acquires a richer colour with greater extracts and fragrances. After ageing in the bottle for 6 mont...


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2010 10/08/2013

Tiefes, dichtes, schon fast schwarzes Kirschrot. Frisches, fruchtiges Bouquet von reifen Kirschen, Gewürzen, Blumen und ein Hauch Walnüssen. Im Gaumen enorm dicht und füllig. Unglaublich runder, samtiger Wein mit reichen, komplexen Beerenaromen und einem beeindruckend langen Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/04/2014

Ripassa is the name that Zenato has given to this wine, which is closely related to Amarone.Immediately after fermentation of the partially dried Amarone grapes, the finest selection of Valpolicella is repassed, starting off a second alcoholic fermentation. The alcohol content rises and the wine acquires a richer colour with greater extracts and fragrances. After ageing in the bottle for 6 months, this wine becomes extremely long, plush and velvety, with intense fragrances of red fruits.The Ripassa is one of the most significant wines in the history of our company. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/16/2014

Ripassa is the name that Zenato has given to this wine, which is closely related to Amarone.Immediately after fermentation of the partially dried Amarone grapes, the finest selection of Valpolicella is "repassed", starting off a second alcoholic fermentation. The alcohol content rises and the wine acquires a richer colour with greater extracts and fragrances. After ageing in the bottle for 6 months, this wine becomes extremely long, plush and velvety, with intense fragrances of red fruits.The Ripassa is one of the most significant wines in the history of our company. - Winery ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/18/2013

The deep ruby red color of the Ripassa, and the intense yet fine aromas come from the mixture of grapes. It is full bodied, harmonic, and velvety on the palate. Recommended with grilled meat dishes, Ripassa is excellent with rabbit casserole.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

Ripassa is the name that Zenato has given to this wine, which is closely related to Amarone.Immediately after fermentation of the partially dried Amarone grapes, the finest selection of Valpolicella is "repassed", starting off a second alcoholic fermentation. The alcohol content rises and the wine acquires a richer colour with greater extracts and fragrances. After ageing in the bottle for 6 months, this wine becomes extremely long, plush and velvety, with intense fragrances of red fruits.The Ripassa is one of the most significant wines in the history of our company. - Winery


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 10/25/2012

Tiefes, dichtes, schon fast schwarzes Kirschrot. Frisches, fruchtiges Bouquet von reifen Kirschen, Gewürzen, Blumen und ein Hauch Walnüssen. Im Gaumen enorm dicht und füllig. Unglaublich runder, samtiger Wein mit reichen, komplexen Beerenaromen und einem beeindruckend langen - schier unendlichen - Abgang.


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