Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bolla 2011 Valpolicella

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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  1. Replies
    1. John, other than that, you have no strong feelings on the subject!
      Oh, and in case you didn't see this I'm reprinting from my earlier post's comment section.

      ohn M. FoderaApril 30, 2012 10:33 AM

      Barbera is indeed an acidic grape. It's not for everyone but I do enjoy them from time to time and your food rec. is spot on for them.

      Barbera's from Alba are the best. I find examples from Asti too acidic and not as ripe.


      NHwinemanMay 14, 2012 7:28 AM
      John, I just found this in my spam folder. Told you Google had gone whacky.
      Thanks for the info,


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