An intense purple/red colored wine with a spicy nose showing a hint of earth. This red is fairly intense and spicy revealing sweet cherry flavors and plum on the rich, full, warm palate giving way to a leather or earthy finish. The tannins are very mild and it makes a nice wine to sit and drink.
Very nice with spaghetti, this deep red spicy wine had a clean finish with enough tannin and acidity to cleanse. The taste goes on for a decent finish, and the alcohol is low enough (13%) that it does not overwhelm. I like the hint of sweetness that the ripasso process adds to the wine.
Reviewed 5 years ago
Tommasi - Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2005 - United States