Masi Amarone Costasera 2005

Masi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Costasera 2005 Dried fruits spring to mind when you smell this wine, raisins, dried cranberries and a sprinkling of brown spices. In the mouth, the wine is quite elegant, lighting up every part of the palate with flavor, but not overpowering it. The flavor lingers for a long time – very nice.

ValpolicellaWe tasted this again on November 16 and it was drinking beautifully and proved to be a class favorite. The grapes are mostly Corvina, sourced from west-facing slopes in the Classico district. They are semi-dried on traditional bamboo racks for 3-4 months. Produced & Bottled in S. Ambrogio di Valpolicella 15% purchased for $56.99 at Bottle Barn in July ’09 and $51.99 in April 2010 Masi

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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