Le Ragose Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2009
The 2009 Valpolicella is light, brilliant ruby red in color with a bouquet of intense red fruits notes such as currant, strawberry and black cherry. On the palate the wine is medium in body but with a surprisingly enveloping mature berry flavor with hints of dried figs, coffee notes and cocoa powder. It is silky with sweet/tart fruit ripe fruit flavor dense, ripe and lush mature berries. Excellent with pasta dishes, roasted red and white meats (especially lamb and duck) gorgonzola cheese and radicchio dishes.
Wine SpectatorSmoky and somewhat rustic, offering an herbaceous edge and lightly chewy tannins, with notes of dried cherry, pomegranate and ground spice. Drink now.