The wine starts with a dusty nose of dried cherry and a bit of raisin coming up from the glass. Cherry leads on the palate, with touches of pencil lead, followed by raisin on the mid-palate. Bright tart red fruits dominate up front and linger on the finish. Tannins are fine and light, but acids dominate. This is an acid-driven food-friendly wine to be enjoyed with anything burger or bolognese. Recommended. 88 points.WHO: Santi

WHO: Santi
WHAT: 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella
WHERE: Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella
DESIGNATION: Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico Superiore
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)


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