Tedeschi Capitel San Rocco Valpolicella 2008 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of black cherry, dark berries, and spicy, earthy notes
Full bodied and chewy on the palate
More of the same on the dense, chewy finish
This is the most dense and extracted style of Valpolicella I have ever encountered. While the higher expressions of Amarone from the same Italian region certainly show like this, a Valpolicella Superiore is typically more of a red cherry flavor that dances with minerality. Needless to say, I was surprised by this wine. It tastes great, but it does raise the question of whether or not it loses its sense of place.
Expect to pay around $22 for this wine. Make sure to let it breathe, and raise a glass!