Tommasi Viticoltori Rafaèl 2013 Valpolicella Classico Superiore, $15.99-$18.99, 89 points, poured a bright purple/red trending maroon with a leggy glass wall and broad clear wine ring.
Aromatic floral and brine notes were good.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and mild to moderate tannins carried a balanced array of mint, raisin, black cherry, and oaky flavors.
Finished long on the trailing palate with a hint of bourbon and a well integrated 12.5% alcohol.
For me, this Valpolicella makes for a versatile red table wine with some serious table-setting gravitas.
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