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Valpantena Ripasso Valpolicella 2014 Wine Review

Valpantena Ripasso Valpolicella 2014

Valpantena Ripasso Valpolicella 2014

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

More Vintages: 2013 

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A smooth, juicy, mouth-watering Italian red wine with black cherry and black raspberry flavours. Smoky finish. Great value. Pair with spicy sausages. MINE: This wine is named after the Valpantena Valley where the winery is located. Valpantena is a Greek word that means "valley of the gods." The 2013 vintage of this Valpolicella Ripasso has racy acidity. OTHER: Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Fruit forward with aromas of cherry , raspberry and cassis. Juicy, smooth and mouth-watering. Medium-bodied, well-balanced with liquorice and spice on the finish. I enjoyed this with friends on a cold winter afternoon with chips and salsa. Great value wine! OTHER: Cherie Cole rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: Blackberry, cassis, cherry and licorice embody the aromas and flavours of this wine. A great pairing with bbq ribs or lamb stew. Great value wine to enjoy often. Tasted August, 2016. OTHER: : According to the winery, "Valpantena" means "Valley of the gods" in Greek, but in Verona's traditions, it has taken on the meaning of "Valley of all wines." This Ripasso offers heavenly aromas of plum, raisin, dried orange peel, baking spices and a touch of coffee. It's got a nice savoury-spicy-smoky interplay on the palate. Pair with grilled burgers or mushroom risotto. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2016). - Community Wine Reviews



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