Tommaso Bussola Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2011

8.914 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Prune-date-fig. Balanced with an essence of wildflower on the palate.

Prune-date-fig. Balanced with an essence of wildflower on the palate.

8.9

Devin Bray

A "superiore," which denotes at least a year of aging and 12 percent alcohol or more. Bussola, the producer, was taken over by its current winemaker in the 80s from his father. He continues to use older varietals like Corvina Grosso, and to use older techniques, but for the "Ripasso," which is relatively recent in its techniques. Round and very well integrated, having most of the boozy, mentholated, dark fruit characteristics of a great Valipolicella.

A "superiore," which denotes at least a year of aging and 12 percent alcohol or more. Bussola, the producer, was taken over by its current winemaker in the 80s from his father. He continues to use older varietals like Corvina Grosso, and to use older techniques, but for the "Ripasso," which is relatively recent in its techniques. Round and very well integrated, having most of the boozy, mentholated, dark fruit characteristics of a great Valipolicella.

9.2

Jeff Sidwell Delectable Pro

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Single clone of corvina called corvinone and a blend good acidity chocolate covered raisins no sweetness

Single clone of corvina called corvinone and a blend good acidity chocolate covered raisins no sweetness

Emily Anderson

Valentine's Day dinner wine from the penguino! Yummy pruney chewy. Menthol and rose on the nose.

Valentine's Day dinner wine from the penguino! Yummy pruney chewy. Menthol and rose on the nose.

9.0

Jim Sweeny

Like a petit syrah with a bit of spice

Like a petit syrah with a bit of spice

8.7

Jeff Kolb

A bit over-plush at first; much better balance with 1hr of air. Rich baking spices and earth on the nose. More savory palate. Interesting.

A bit over-plush at first; much better balance with 1hr of air. Rich baking spices and earth on the nose. More savory palate. Interesting.

8.9

Ben Edwards

Big and boozy. Dry fruit, tannin, alcohol, and tobacco dominate. Good, and well within style, but didn't work for me today. Would have been better with dessert than the main. Your mileage may vary.

Big and boozy. Dry fruit, tannin, alcohol, and tobacco dominate. Good, and well within style, but didn't work for me today. Would have been better with dessert than the main. Your mileage may vary.

8.8

Ted Corvey

Delicious. Rich and lush on the palate. Was stunned looking at the bottle and realizing this was 15%. Finishes well.

Delicious. Rich and lush on the palate. Was stunned looking at the bottle and realizing this was 15%. Finishes well.

9.2

Shejal Desai Carpenter

Got this at Society Fair. Deep, juicy, enjoyed it.

Got this at Society Fair. Deep, juicy, enjoyed it.

8.6

Dave Anderson

Medium body, fruity, woodsy like Robin Hood. Oak barrels?

Medium body, fruity, woodsy like Robin Hood. Oak barrels?

9.0

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  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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