If you are looking for a valpoicella ripasso that will melt your eyelids and not your wallet, this is this is the one---2000 .
This little Italian red is absolutely one of my favorites year after year. The 2001 is as good if not better then all recent vintages. If you like big red wines give this one a spin.
Manchego sliced thick with chunks of hard salami and baguette sopping with high-grade extra virgin. As I sit here at the end of a long day, the floral nose tinged with tobacco and deep, ruby opalesence of the 2001 is a delight. The rich fruit yields to vibrant acidity and a still-firm tannic finish. This vintage, at the $17-ish price, is worthy of a case to lay away and measure maturity over the next 8 years. Remember, this is made with 30% of the friut in the apassimento process of drying, vinifying, and blending back with the first-fermented berries. The 2001, for sure, will surprise and delight over the next 8 years.
WORTH EVERY PENNY, ALWAYS PLEASES
Just had the joy of experiencing this wine. The opening aroma and complex blends of berry and cocoa flavors led the way to a long finish that seemed to vanish in pleasant waves. Though I could imagine enjoying it with with game or beef dishes I would prefer to sip and enjoy it on its own.
Will absolutely buy again. Love Ripasso's and this is a good one. Good, not great value. Compare to the Masi Camfiori, which is a few dollars less.
Great values are hard to come by, and this medium-dark bodied red is on the short list. I first tried it in Tuscany and, thankfully, was readily available stateside. I prefer the 2004 but still real hard to beat in other vintages. Does not need food! :-)
Have you ever wondered what to drink when you don't feel like opening up a $50+ bottle of your favorite red? Well, wonder no longer. This beautiful wine, well under $20 a bottle, has depth, complexity, and a wonderful finish. It's yet another Allegrini star that's best purchased by the case.
A great combination of smoothness and complexity. I've enjoyed this wine with a variety of meals and just on its own while nibbling on olives and cheeses. It has a strong bouquet and a long finish. It definitely requires 30+ minutes to breathe.
I'll be the odd man out here. It's super dry, and not overly interesting. Frankly, I expected to be wowwed, and I wasn't.
Agree with Tom S. Very pleasant with good fruit and aroma, if rather light bodied. But is it worth close to $20?
Not quite a 4.0 Star Wine, but very good. This wine is somewhat complex, somewhat sweet with hints of raisin, cigar box, and a hint of chocolate. The taste is peppery, fruit forward with a hint of licorice; and long tasting. A complex and hard to define wine, but not recommended to WTC (Wine Tasters Club).
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