Among the ranks of Italy?s quintessential red wines, Valpolicella literally translates to the ?valley of cellars? and is composed of a series of valleys (named Fumane, Marano and Negrare) that start in the pre-alpine Lissini Mountains and end in the southern plains of the Veneto. Here vineyards adorn the valley hillsides, rising up to just over 1,300 feet.
"A decadent nose of coffee beans, treacle tart, plum liqueur, ash, asphalt, tar, chocolate-coated plums and cedar. Extremely full and intense with so much dense dark-fruit character, layers of fruit, a fine line of acidity and a long finish. Drink now."?(94 pts.)