Zenato Amarone 2006

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

$79.99
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The 2009 vintage is available for: $66.99
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Item No. 107478
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP95
  • WS94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

#36 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Zenato Amarone is a blend of handpicked Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta, which are left to raisin in a well ventilated room until January. After pressing, the juice macerates with the skins for almost a month while fermenting into the delicious wine that is Amarone. The wine is then aged in French oak for about two years followed by one year in bottle. Enjoy now or cellar for future enjoyment.

Ruby red in color with intoxicating aromas of dried black cherry, cassis, truffles, chocolate fudge and tar. This wine is silky, luscious and complex, with a lingering finish, and pairs perfectly with hearty game stews, roasted meats and mature cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Zenato's 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a massive, towering wine bursting with black cherries, dried flowers, herbs and leather. The wine's sheer concentration and richness have been achieved while maintaining considerable grace, even if this isn't the most subtle Amarone readers will come across. Still, it's impossible to deny the wine’s personality and class. This is a great effort from Zenato. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026."
95 Points

"Wonderful aromas of black licorice and blueberry lead to a full body, with juicy, round tannins. Luscious and decadent. Might be better on toast! A gorgeous wine, this is the real deal for Amarone. Why wait? But a little bottle age should really bring it together. Best after 2011."
94 Points

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Zenato is a company that possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, an area with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season. The Zenato family is passionate in their dedication, vigorous research and innovation....

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Learn About Veneto

(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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