Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2009

$73

GUARANTEED BEST PROVENANCE: IMPORTED FROM ITALY BY AIR AND STOCKED IN CALIFORNIA We fly these precious bottles back from our visits to the Quintarelli cantina, ensuring that these are collector-quality wines. You won't find bottles of Quintarelli Valpolicella 2009 better cared for than ours. Quintarelli's Valpolicella Classico Superiore is the family's extraordinary "mini Amarone" more reasonably priced and yet has many characteristics of their rightfully famous Amarone. With half of the classic melange of grapes pressed as fresh fruit and the other half air-dried for 2 months in the local appassimento style, the blend of the two is macerated with the skins from their Amarone and left to do its magic. This wine sees 6 years in the giant Slavonian botte barrels before release. This is a beautiful, full-bodied Valpolicella, rich with sweet tobacco, cocoa, dark cherries, and the scent of fresh herbs and lavender. There's a pleasing hint of smoke on the lengthy finish. Bottle Size: 750 ml Alcohol: 15%

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Best.

Best.

9.3

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Asphalt and earth on the nose, big, beautiful and so pure. Balsamic and black fruit. Channeling Napa Cab at this stage, I’d hold these. I’m a QuintaGeek, not ever objective.

Asphalt and earth on the nose, big, beautiful and so pure. Balsamic and black fruit. Channeling Napa Cab at this stage, I’d hold these. I’m a QuintaGeek, not ever objective.

9.4

Matt Franco Delectable Pro

Classic quintarelli. Riper style, with lots of black fruit, chocolate and coffee.

Classic quintarelli. Riper style, with lots of black fruit, chocolate and coffee.

9.3

Timothy Eustis Delectable Pro

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

Really quite wonderful.

Really quite wonderful.

9.1

Krit Sutee

Prune, coffee and red berries. More aging for longer finish?

Prune, coffee and red berries. More aging for longer finish?

8.9

Jodi Suguitan

Pretty close to perfect! @ Tanica

Pretty close to perfect! @ Tanica

9.7

Ben Madonna

Awesome corvina blend. Very supple with strong finish. Quintarelli is the best.

Awesome corvina blend. Very supple with strong finish. Quintarelli is the best.

9.5

Mark Calkin

This is drinking very nicely. Tannins are soft and luscious, fruit is varied, not overly jammy - displaying strawberry and red cherry flavours, still very spicy, nice sweet oak flavours - is perfectly in good balance

This is drinking very nicely. Tannins are soft and luscious, fruit is varied, not overly jammy - displaying strawberry and red cherry flavours, still very spicy, nice sweet oak flavours - is perfectly in good balance

9.3

Ahmad Dhahry

Smooth

Smooth

9.4

Olga Bell

Happy Birthday to the beloved pater familias @Keith Bell ! We somehow survived this year so now we're by default unstoppable ❤️❤️❤️

Happy Birthday to the beloved pater familias @Keith Bell ! We somehow survived this year so now we're by default unstoppable ❤️❤️❤️

9.0

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