This is just a marvelous wine, made with the Corvina grape, a principal element of Amarone and Valpolicella wines. Someone with a much more sensitive nose than mine experienced “aromas of cooked fruits, plums, blackcurrant, sour cherries, blackberries, currants, and raspberries, with floral, vegetal, and sweet-spice notes.” Clearly, the wine makes a lot of scents. Continuing, “In the mouth, the wine has amplitude, intensity, and a certain richness that is complemented by a well-balanced acidity that brings freshness and digestibility to the whole. In short, a delicious Corvina with a velvety texture that ends with a long, lush finish.” It’s a big wine, but not at all overpowering. It’s wonderful with food or without. I’d rate it about 88-90. I’ve seen the 2017 available for as little as $8.24 from Martin of New Orleans. The 2016 and 2015 are also available.

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