The nose offers up leather, raspberries, and black pepper. It opens on the palate with leather and raspberry, with a dusty mineral background. It moves from black raspberry to black cherry, then tart cherry, on the mid-palate. Medium tannins and juicy red fruits linger through a mid-length finish. This is a food friendly wine at a wallet friendly price. Drink with anything involving red meat and marinara. Recommended.DH

2007 Sartori Valpolicella Classico Superiore Vigneti di Montgradella

The nose offers up leather, raspberries, and black pepper. It opens on the palate with leather and raspberry, with a dusty mineral background. It moves from black raspberry to black cherry, then tart cherry, on the mid-palate. Medium tannins and juicy red fruits linger through a mid-length finish. This is a food friendly wine at a wallet friendly price. Drink with anything involving red meat and marinara. Recommended.DH

WHO: Sartori
WHAT: 45% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, & 5% Croatina
WHERE: Valpolicella, Italy,
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)

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