Allegrini 2010 Valpolicella, $12.74-$17.99, 87 points, begins with a ruby color, but quickly disappoints with wood and rubber on the nose.
Thankfully the mouth-feel is smooth and has abundant acids with a slight tannic presence.
Flavors of plum and raisin dominate, and the finish is fair, but on the bitter side with a bit of spice.
I doubt that I'd buy this again, but at least I'm not dissatisfied (QPR), except for the screw-cap closure, which I had the hardest time opening.
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