Tag Archives: Italian

Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve

There are so many fantastic wineries in the Monticello wine region just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia! But one that is hard to pass up is Barboursville Vineyards and for many good reasons. As you drive on to the property, the vineyards and mountains are so visually stellar that you just have to stop and take photo! The wines and tastings

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Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa Superiore DOC

Wonderfully rich and not for the faint of palate. The method of “ripasso” means to “re-pass” Valpolicella wine through dried Amarone grape skins to cause a second alcoholic fermentation. This method increases the alcohol level and the Valpolicella wine becomes richer in color, more fragrant, and definitely more lush in body. The Zenato Valpolicella is a unique Italian blend of

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Heart Fluttering Valentine’s Day Wines

The romance of Valentine’s Day comes with it a bit of mystery and intrigue. The holiday was actually created in remembrance of St. Valentine who had been performing marriages in secret against a ban that had been set forth by the Roman Empire in 270 A.D.. But he was soon discovered, imprisoned, and then beheaded for his actions. St. Valentine

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2007 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella

Deep garnet red in color with bright ruby edges. Aroma’s of dried black fruits, blackberries, dark chocolate, sandalwood, and smoke. Mouth feel is full bodied, lush, velvety, with a nice tannin structure. Flavors bursting with ripe blackberries, dried dark fruits, spices, and a hint of earthiness. Long full finish which displays some red fruits, toasty oak, & light herbal notes.

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