Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Solane Ripasso 2009
Part of a mini France vs Italy tasting. This smells a little of caramel and chocolate brownie. It was fruit forward with hints of blueberries. Well balanced with good tannins and a dry end. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/france-vs-italy.htmlAdd winemaker's notes
Part of a mini France vs Italy tasting. This smells a little of caramel and chocolate brownie. It was fruit forward with hints of blueberries. Well balanced with good tannins and a dry end. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/france-vs-italy.html
Light cherry color, cherries and earth on the nose, red berries and licorice on palate. Very smooth, delightful wine.
Medium bodied airy, low acid, dry. Goes great with Italian food, salads!
External Reviews for Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Solane Ripasso
Santirsquo;s 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Solane is a huge overachiever for the money. A delicious, feminine Valpolicella, the Solane offers up generous red berries, crushed flowers, spices and licorice. To be sure, this is one of the more understated Ripassos readers will come across, but the winersquo;s balance and sense of harmony are beyond reproach. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2014.
This is firmer than some of its counterparts, as fine-grained tannins frame the hints of chocolate shavings, cedar and sage, with flavors of dried cherry and currant. Tangy acidity and light tannins show on the lingering, smoky finish. Drink now through 2017.
Moderately saturated medium red. Aromatic nose combines blackberry, roasted herbs and aromatic spices. Juicy and spicy, with good vinosity and cut to its red berry and licorice flavors. Firm, herbal finish.