Happy Birthday Love!

Posted on November 16, 2012


It’s sunny and beautiful, it’s our vacation and it’s a good day to have a Birthday! Let’s celebrate!

1999 Quintarelli Valpolicella Superiore

If I could pick any bottle to share with you it would be one that we have already shared years ago as we were getting ready to celebrate with friends. Even in the midst of our preparations we recognized the wonder of this wine. I still have a bottle stashed safely somewhere for us to enjoy. Here is what the Italian Wine Merchants website has to say about it:

“There is no doubting Quintarelli’s impact on Valpolicella, the red wine zone located in the northeast corridor of the Veneto, and as with all of his wines, with his Valpolicella, superlatives seem the default setting for Quintarelli. Just as his Amarone is an apotheosis of the wine, so too is his Valpolicella. Savory-sweet, redolent of dark cherries and berries, touched by menthol and spice, it’s a rich, complex, otherworldly wine. This subtle, nuanced gem of a Valpolicella will once again recalibrate the scale for greatness, which is exactly what we expect from Quintarelli.”

A great wine for a great man.



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