Saturday, November 07, 2009

Solane Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2006 wine review by (PB)

Another Trader Joe's bargain which did not pay off for the travel and expense as it was gone on a return visit.

Purple cranberry jelly hue with bright cherry, pipe tobacco aromas and nice fruit.

Palate--Sweet, integrated fruit with some intensity along with baked bread, candy berry flavors and a finish that lasts. Good structure with a spice rear, will drink well for several years.

A Ripasso at this price ($15) is ridiculous but this is a good one. I tried to get more but someone else also recognized a bargain when they saw it. Raise a glass if you can.

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