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Valpantena Valpolicella 2008 Wine Review

Valpantena Valpolicella 2008

Valpantena Valpolicella 2008

D.O.C., Veneto, Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2011-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 89/100

This wine consistently delivers well above its price. It sports aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate, leather and tobacco on the nose, and a fruit-rich palate with a ripe centre and medium body. A flavourful reminder of why Ripasso is so adored – and so appropriate for winter-seasonal sipping. Enjoy. My note: Savoury and delicious; tastes like twice the price. Blackberry, cedar, wild black raspberry. Some kind of wonderful!

Valpolicella food pairings: game, hearty beef stew.

This Valpantena Valpolicella 2008 was reviewed on February 19, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Corinna Horton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Valpolicella on its own is fiery and spicy with a serious amount of vitality and a smooth finish. I pair it with a Pamigiano Reggiano and orange blossom honey for a killer combo on the patio or before dinner
Joe Hache Prince Edward Count rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Delores found me here in the office doing wine reviews and came in with a surprise. A glass of 2008 Ripasso and a small plate of Asiago cheese (from Italy) and what a surprise it was!

There were definite aromas of dark cherry, chocolate and leather on the nose and we found it very smooth with a medium body.

And marrying this Italian wine and cheese was a match made in heaven!



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