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Bussola Amarone Classico 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - A rich, harmonious red, showing lovely integration of the fine-grained tannins, spicy minerality and flavors of date, mandarin orange...
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G. Cesari Amarone Il Bosco 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - A well-knit red, featuring dense tannins married to flavors of crushed black cherry, cured tobacco, smoke and Asian five-spice powder....

2010 Corvina Blend

Corvina grapes are most commonly associated with the Veneto region of Italy, where they have been grown successfully for centuries, and are a vital component of the region's viticultural identity. The Corvina varietal is famed around the world for its inclusion in such fine wines as Amarone and Valpolicella, where it is blended with small quantities of other grape varietals to produce wines of exceptional character and balance. The grapes themselves have a naturally high level of acidity, which often results in an aftertaste of bitter almonds. However, this bitterness is quite a sought for feature of this varietal, as it balances beautifully with the sour cherry notes also associated with the grape. Corvina grapes have a wonderfully potential for aging, and this process mellows the bitterness and acids present in the fruit, resulting in soft, complex and highly admired wines.