Red

2004 Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta

Corvina Blend

  • Italy
  • Veneto
  • Valpolicella
  • Valpolicella Superiore
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • RichardP wrote: 91 points

    May 2, 2020 - Pen ink and ether on the nose. On the palate, when first opened this showed black fruit that was almost overpowered by ether, with strong tannins on the medium to long finish. The ether taste faded over several hours, leaving powerful blackberry, black cherry, and currant, with notes of raisin, savory spice, and bitter tobacco on the long finish, with strong tannins, strong acidity, and slight alcoholic heat. If I had had a decanter handy, I would have used it on this; it needs a lot of air at this stage. The Cellartracker drinking window is probably a decade or more too short; this needs five years just to absorb more tannin. It's an average to good value at about $90, and comparable to Amarone in that price range, although it's more powerful than the average Amarone, which takes some doing.

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  • sung251 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 14, 2019 - A massive wine at the moment. Tons of vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha notes on the nose. On the palette you get more dried yet juicy dark fruits followed by a huge wage of intense tannin profile. In my opinion it is currently drinkable but I would strongly recommend you try again 5 years later. Hopefully by then it calms down more.

  • Cipivts Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 10, 2019 - Deep purple, very concentrated, ink. Cooked fruit jam on the nose, mocha, coffee. On the palate thick and concentrated black cherry and black berry, alcohol is present but good acidity and strong tannins make it very appealing. Not an easy drinking wine, but a valpolicella is not for day to day consumption

  • Nyccablover Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 30, 2018 - Charleston Offlineorama IV; 9/27/2018-10/1/2018 (Charleston, NC (various locations)): Yum - this was tasting really delicious with my hangar steak. Love the balance here between the dark, dark fruit and the acidity with lots of earth sandwiched in between the two. Really a fan of the Dal Forno Valpolicellas and this one with a bit of age is particularly nice.

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  • henrijanssen wrote: 94 points

    June 2, 2017 - Geweldige wijn zwarte bessen aardse tonen viool

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Northern Italy (Oct 2008) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/1/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta) Opaque black red violet color; appealing, ripe black currant, blackberry, baked berry, violets nose; rich, concentrated, black currant, baked berry, berry syrup, chocolate palate; long finish (15% alcohol)

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta) Opaque black purple red violet color; aromatic, dried black fruit, dried berry, mulberry, licorice nose; tasty, rich, concentrated, dried berry, herbal, sage, plum palate, needs 12-plus years; long finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Romano Dal Forno
  • Varietal Corvina Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta
  • Country Italy
  • Region Veneto
  • SubRegion Valpolicella
  • Appellation Valpolicella Superiore
  • UPC Codes 007658000055, 8033087240276

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (2%)
  • In Cellars 599 (59%)
  • Consumed 393 (39%)

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