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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:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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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

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A smooth, juicy, mouth-watering Italian red wine with black cherry and black raspberry flavours. Smoky finish. Great value. Pair with spicy sausages.

Ripasso Valpolicella food pairings: gourmet burgers, prime rib, lasagne, grilled game sausage.

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This Valpantena Ripasso Valpolicella 2014 was reviewed on September 2, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This is full bodied Ripasso from a co-operative with 400 associated members cultivating grapes and olives in the Valpantena area near Verona.

Layers of aromas; oak, smoke, dark plums, a bit of leather and cigar. Big cigar box flavour (in a good way) with some vanilla and oak. Supple tannins and well balanced acidity with a long smokey finish. Tasted October 24, 2017
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Rich, ripe black cherry, damson plum, spice with a bit of smoke/charred note. Medium to full-bodied. Try with braised lamb shanks.
Valpantena (2014) is a smooth, juicy black cherry and raspberry Ripasso Valpolicella from the Veneto wine region. What a great price on this smoky red with mouthwatering acidity that is made to go with food. I see a spicy sausage casserole in its future. According to the winery, "Valpantena" means "Valley of the gods" in Greek. - Community Wine Reviews

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