Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa Superiore 2007, Veneto

Ripasso Ripasso
Veneto, Italy

$25.95 (479766)

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88 pts
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January 11, 2008

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Zenato's Ripassa is always a higher priced offering in this category but delivers that fleshy, full-bodied baby...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A very good example of the ripasso genre as it used to be, a la baby Amarone, with smooth rich dark chocolate berry...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Zenato's Ripassa is a ripe, modern, raisined fruit-flavoured example, with smooth but firm texture and plenty of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This edgy ripasso has a lifted, fairly complex, promising nose of salami, prune, cocoa bean, leather and a hint of...

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Community Reviews (7)

David Carruthers
David Carruthers

As good as most Amarone for half the price.

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emmanuel
emmanuel

Great wine...Nicely balanced fruity flavours. Worth the price.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa Superiore is a full bodied wine, with nice aromas of fruity to INTEGRATED blackberry, chocolate, oak, faint green pepper and liquorice. Tannins are refined to tannic (decant from 15 to 60 min and watch it open up) and the finish is long. With cork >5 cm, this wine is meant for cellaring; ready to drink now though best from 2014-2018. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts - while a bit pricey at $24.95, it is a nice Ripassa example and quite comparable to more expensive Amarone. A recommended buy. Tasted Oct/11.
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Case Walters
Case Walters

Bottle (01) - 2010-11.
Excellent wine. On it's own or with rich food. CW.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

nice wine - however at $25 it's not a screeming deal.

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