Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

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Sergio Zenato and his wife Carla began to produce quality wines from an indigenous varietal, Trebbiano di Lugana, and passed down through the generations. A blend of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina. Medium Ruby with aromas of dried berry fruits, sweet and smoky notes with pleasant herb spice. On the palate flavors of ripe currants and sweet blackberries with cacao, spice, oak and nutty tones. Fine tannins, long complex finish ending slightly creamy with cedar notes. Starting to drink well now, enjoy over next 4-5 years.

Sergio Zenato and his wife Carla began to produce quality wines from an indigenous varietal, Trebbiano di Lugana, and passed down through the generations. A blend of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina. Medium Ruby with aromas of dried berry fruits, sweet and smoky notes with pleasant herb spice. On the palate flavors of ripe currants and sweet blackberries with cacao, spice, oak and nutty tones. Fine tannins, long complex finish ending slightly creamy with cedar notes. Starting to drink well now, enjoy over next 4-5 years.

9.1

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Dark, floral, elegant and surprisingly savory, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico makes itself known as crushed stone gives way to a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, dried flowers, black cherries, plums and hints of licorice. This is velvety yet cool-toned and spry, with a staining mix of red and black fruits contrasted by sweet spices, as bitter hints of espresso bean and round tannins collect toward the close. A twang of balsamic-tinged blackberry and violets echoes through the long-drawn-out finale. Youthfully structured and still a bit reserved, but there are layers of primary complexities to keep the experience highly enjoyable today. That said, the best is yet to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

Dark, floral, elegant and surprisingly savory, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico makes itself known as crushed stone gives way to a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, dried flowers, black cherries, plums and hints of licorice. This is velvety yet cool-toned and spry, with a staining mix of red and black fruits contrasted by sweet spices, as bitter hints of espresso bean and round tannins collect toward the close. A twang of balsamic-tinged blackberry and violets echoes through the long-drawn-out finale. Youthfully structured and still a bit reserved, but there are layers of primary complexities to keep the experience highly enjoyable today. That said, the best is yet to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

9.3

Matt Db

Red cherry chocolate, raisins and a bit earthy. Big power wine. Day 2: Sweetness has become more pronounced.

Red cherry chocolate, raisins and a bit earthy. Big power wine. Day 2: Sweetness has become more pronounced.

9.3

Sabrina

I feel like this is a full bodied wine, with cherry forward and heavy tannins. I had it with tenderloin and it was great

I feel like this is a full bodied wine, with cherry forward and heavy tannins. I had it with tenderloin and it was great

9.0

Debra Copeland

Dark ripe black Cherry, plum and smoked wood. Dark chocolate, leather and spices - this is ageing nicely!

Dark ripe black Cherry, plum and smoked wood. Dark chocolate, leather and spices - this is ageing nicely!

9.2

Adam Oppenheim

Wow. At morso

Wow. At morso

9.5

Takuya Namise

甘め メープルシロップ&チョコレート風

甘め メープルシロップ&チョコレート風

9.1

Jason Goodfellow

Absolute pleasure to drink. Fantastic pairing with game, steak or celebrating a special occasion.

Absolute pleasure to drink. Fantastic pairing with game, steak or celebrating a special occasion.

9.1

Michael B

What a busy few weeks! Finally had a chance to make a favourite dish of mine. Braised beef short rib pasta slowly cooked over 6 hours. Deep, heart and full of flavour. Tried this Amarone to pair with the meal for the first time. This wine tried to steal the show. It is a full bodied, complex and magnificent wine. Decanted for 2 hours. Flavours of dark and red ripe cherries evolving to notes of raisins as time passed on. Dark chocolate, espresso, hints of herbaceous notes, and medium tobacco and red/white pepper at the end. Complex, ever evolving, bold yet very well integrated. Paired perfectly with my dish. It’s 16.5% alcohol.

What a busy few weeks! Finally had a chance to make a favourite dish of mine. Braised beef short rib pasta slowly cooked over 6 hours. Deep, heart and full of flavour. Tried this Amarone to pair with the meal for the first time. This wine tried to steal the show. It is a full bodied, complex and magnificent wine. Decanted for 2 hours. Flavours of dark and red ripe cherries evolving to notes of raisins as time passed on. Dark chocolate, espresso, hints of herbaceous notes, and medium tobacco and red/white pepper at the end. Complex, ever evolving, bold yet very well integrated. Paired perfectly with my dish. It’s 16.5% alcohol.

9.3

John Davidson

This is drinking well: beautiful raisin/cinnamon notes, cab-like finish and a dash of anise...maybe

This is drinking well: beautiful raisin/cinnamon notes, cab-like finish and a dash of anise...maybe

9.0

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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