There is the saying that a good Amarone will cost more
than $50 a bottle, and while I did find a capable entry for
a little more than $30, this wine proves that point.
It was hard for me to slam Cesari, because I love their
Mara Ripasso, and one of my middle names is Cesare,
however, I felt that this wine was lacking some of the
complexity and strength of a standard Amarone. Could it be
that I first started with drinking an expensive Tommasi
Amarone, like having my first driving experience in a
Rolls, only to feel somewhat sad when trying something else?
Maybe Cesari makes some other Amarones, or maybe they
have some older ones that would be great now, or maybe
still this one should be aged for a couple more years
before drinking. In any case, I wasn't feeling it, but
that's not to say that it isn't a nice inexpensive
For those of you that haven't tried one before, maybe
start here, and then work your way up when you have a
little bit more coin to play with.