Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Solane Ripasso 2009

Member Review by shsim:

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

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
3.00 5
06/08/2012

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


Snooth User: dlellis
1053158726
4.50 5
08/30/2012

Light cherry color, cherries and earth on the nose, red berries and licorice on palate. Very smooth, delightful wine.


Snooth User: icbang
776023254
4.00 5
03/25/2012

Medium bodied airy, low acid, dry. Goes great with Italian food, salads!


External Reviews for Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Solane Ripasso

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

Soft and plush, this is a simple, grapey, chocolate-scented red. Its rich texture will meld with slow-braised short ribs.



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