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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2006
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2006
(search item no. 118877)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A big, burly red, with lots of charred oak and smoky bacon character coloring the rich, ripe crushed berry fruit. Hints of flowers and black cardamom add to the complexity. Full-bodied, with well-poised, velvety tannins that capture the flavors and drive them through the long finish.
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About Dal Forno Romano:

This family winery is located in Val d’Illasi where the Dal Forno have owned prime vineyards for fourth generation. Luigi DalForno was well known for the quality of his wines and his grandson Romano has carried on the traditions since 1983, when he took over the running of the Estate. In 1990 a new winery was built, it uses modern technologies while maintaining the traditions of these famous wines.

The great richness of Dal Forno's wines is derived from the extremely low yields of this artisan’s 12.5-hectare estate outside the Classico zone. His dense, creamy Valpolicella is among the best of the Veneto, and his 'Nettare' is part of the comeback of garganega, the grape behind Soave that we find here formally dressed as a white passito dessert wine.