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San Michele Castellani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013 Wine Review

San Michele Castellani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013

San Michele Castellani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: San Michele Castellani

Agent: Ian J Campbell & Assoc.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Iron-rich, cedar rustic Italian red wine. Medium-bodied, supple and easy drinking. Pair with pasta in tomato sauce.

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic, spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew.

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This San Michele Castellani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013 was reviewed on August 4, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012  2012 

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Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich aromas of sun-dried berries, black olives and tomatoes reflect the ripasso method of re-fermenting the wine on Amarone skins, themselves sun-dried. Medium bodied with flavours of dried fruit and leather. This pairs well with strong firm cheeses or Italian dishes.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby in colour. Moderately intense nose of ripe dark cherry, fragrant peony, and earthy undertones. Velvetty smooth on the medium bodied palate, a high toned floral and fruity core, with animal notes. Dissipates quickly on the finish, with a little lingering astringency.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Aromas and flavors of black cherry, earth and barnyard notes. Very smooth wine with a soft finish.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Aromas of black cherry, earth, smoke, leather with tart cherry following through on the finish. Medium bodied with medium tannins and slightly higher acidity. Will pair well with tomato based Italian dishes.
Carola Price rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Deep red and bright. On the nose there is a meaty component with black cherry coming through. The flavours of juicy black fruit and some earthy notes come through. It is a medium bodied wine that is super easy to drink. Pair with rabbit, polenta and, of course, mushroom pizza. Drink now to 2 years
This Italian red wine is great with barbecued meats. This is an Italian red wine blend of 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella grapes that's re-fermented on whole Amarone lees to ensure more colour and flavour. The wine is aged for 18 months in large oak barrels. Decant 1 hour. Polished tannins. - Community Wine Reviews

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