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Monte Zovo Sa' Solin Ripasso Valpolicella 2009

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The Sa’Solin Valpolicella Ripasso 2014 has a pleasing tawny color and aromas of dried prune, dill, pepper with a shade of lavender. It reveals tastes of tart plum, crushed almond and a leathery finish. The Corvina grape provides nice acidity and a medium body. This sipper will be at its best with a meaty pizza, or on its own on a cozy weekend afternoon. Enjoy.

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Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

tasted March 2013
Jason Beggs rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This very dry red wine is very nice. Pencil shavings, graphite, cedar and a hint of sulpher on the nose. When tasting it has an immediate herbs and tart cranberry-cherry flavour. Over half an hour or so, it opens up it mellows with flavours of dried plum and fig as well as raisin. This is a nice wine to have with food, notably with a pasta with spicy tomato and salty pecorino romano or parmigiano-reggiano cheese. It would go equally well with any dish with pork products like bacon or bone in pork chops.
Shana rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A great Ripasso

Natalie's Review

Monte Zovo Sa' Solin Ripasso Valpolicella 2009, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: This superb Ripasso is a perennial favourite with Vintages customers. Fruit-forward, with complex notes of cherry, herbs, and cranberry masterfully integrated with spicy pepper and meat notes. Dry and medium-full bodied with a flavourful and lingering finish. The upfront style makes this a very pleasant sipping wine. My note: Savoury, juicy and rustic with black fruit and cedar smoke. Lots of acidity for food. Full-bodied and supple. Drink: 2011-2014. 650713 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 23, 2012 Luscious Lamb Wine  Full Review




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