Toasted oak, mocha and ripe dark-skinned fruit aromas lead the nose. The chewy, savory palate offers baked plum, vanilla and espresso alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2025. Kerin O’Keefe
A lovely overtone of tarry mineral transitions to flavors of plump black cherry, cured tobacco and spiced orange peel on the palate of this finely knit, full-bodied red. Creamy tannins firm the lingering finish. Drink now through 2036. 900 cases made, 700 cases imported. — AN
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Grapes||Corvina Veronese and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 25%,Molinara 5%|
|Producer||Castellani Michele & Figli|
|Characteristics||Color: Intense garnet red.
Bouquet: Sour black cherries, blackberries jam, spicy, tobacco and pepper.
Flavor: Smooth and elegant, with soft tannins and with a fruity finish.
|Pairing||Roasts, game, grilled meat and seasoned cheeses.|