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94 Points, James Suckling
Jet black to the rim, with dark, juicy fruits and a rich, sweet spice component from the Bonarda blended in. This is a bonafide winner– no surprise that Suckling agreed – giving it a 94 point score and arguing it is “so delicious to drink now but will improve with age.” If you were looking for your favorite new winter blend– may I suggest this bottle for you. You’ll thank me later, I’m sure of it.
What separates this Valpolicella from its peers is the grapes used were grown for this wine specifically. This isn’t Amarone seconds, it’s a precisely crafted and seductive rendition of the Corvina grape that will appeal to Red Burgundy lovers. Highly versatile and elegant, Ca La Bionda’s Valpolicella mesmerizes with red and blackberries, anise and Asian spices with serious depth.
Old-school Italian wine lovers: this one is for you. This is a classic Amarone- a bombastic over-the-top explosion in a glass. The 2015 Villa Fura is tight and firm with chewy tannins and a round, elegant mouthfeel. There’s a lot to unravel here, so don’t be in a hurry. Dark cherry and chocolate notes dominate with hints of spice and a long lingering finish.
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This is an incredible discovery wine and the kind that you can only find if you know what you’re looking for. Bearing a striking resemblance to Beaujolais, the Spanish grape Rufete is the grape used to make this delicious red wine. It’s like cool weather Grenache. Drawn off a single-vineyard more than 650 meters above sea level, this wine is bright, juicy and even has a little smokiness to it that make this an under the radar gem and a can’t miss bottle.