Could be a lot better

Monday, November 23, 2015

Brand NameAlbino Armani
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameRipasso
Vintage (Year)2012
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeRipasso
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I gave this wine a 7 simply because it lacks what I have come to expect in a Ripasso, meaning I wanted more ooomph in this.  As I do love Ripasso, and I drink several other wines from this producer, I was underwhelmed upon tasting this.  While the nose is strong, the flavors of this wine are too muted to be a serious contender as a Ripasso.  You know what, the structure is good and filled with some well constructed dark fruits, so I am going to raise my rating to an 8.


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