Amarone della Valpolicella Col de la Bastia 2010
Score: 91
Issue: Feb 28, 2014

This elegant, spicy version offers ripe flavors of sun-dried black cherry, date and fig paste set on a medium-bodied, lithe frame and backed by clean, mouthwatering acidity. A hint of tarry smoke underscores the fruit while the ground spice details persist on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases made. –AN

 

 

Amarone della Valpolicella 2007
Score: 90
Issue: Feb 28, 2014

Lightly creamy, this balanced version offers base notes of smoke and spice box, with accents of dried cherry and cranberry, rhubarb, grilled plum and licorice. Drink now through 2019. 100 cases made. –AN

 

 

Soave Motto Piane 2012
Score: 91
Issue: Web Only – Feb 2014

Well-cut and juicy, with a chalky vein underscoring the notes of ripe apricot, honey, fleur de sel, poached quince and acacia blossom. Lacy in texture and layered, offering a long, clean, minerally finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,100 cases made. –AN