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An Outstanding Value Ripasso di Valpolicella

This wine is one of those unexpected finds, where you pick up a bottle at a good price but aren’t really expecting anything great.  We grabbed this at North Kingston Liqours one day on the 2 for $26 rack.  Over the years we have experienced many excellent Ripassos, and some good ones.  I was expecting a good one in all probability.

Expectations were quickly dispelled as the wine is better than good.  It is excellent.  Here are the notes:

2011 Le Preare RipassoWine:   2011 Le Preare Ripasso di Valpolicella                    

Winery Location:  Veneto, Italy

Tasted By:   Neil & Cheri             Date:    June 2014

Tasting Notes:     – dark purple/red with ruby rims, the wine brings a big nose of black currant, cherry and more fruit, fruit, fruit.  It shows considerable legs and is medium+ in body.  The finish is very long.  There is a core of fruit here that is just beautiful.  The tannins are sweet and the fruit just keeps going.  This is unexpected at this price point and a clear value list wine.

Price Point –   $13

Would We Buy It? – we did, and after trying it went back and bought half a case.  This is great value.

You try a wine and it turns out to be great for the price point.  That’s what keeps us going sometimes, and it is always a welcome surprise.  Try this, you won’t be disappointed at this price.

A votre sante!

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