Bolla 2011 Valpolicella, $6.99-$8.99, 84 points.
I hope the picture is pleasing, because the wine wasn't.
The aroma is rubber-like.
The color (Maybe the best part of tasting this wine) is a bright consistent ruby-red with its youthful rim.
This is a light body wine with good acidity and undetectable tannin.
Kerosene predominates the flavor, but a watery strawberry comes through with a bit of juicy cherry tang.
There is almost no finish.
If I tasted this wine blind I would have guessed that this was a rather weak Merlot.
Even at this low-ball price (Bought at Market Basket in Londonderry) it would not be a buy for me. I must admit that I was surprised, because I've had a number of their wines and found them fair to very good.
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