An elegant, medium-bodied Amarone, with light, taut tannins structuring the finely woven flavors of dried cherry, tobacco and tar-tinged smoke, revealing a rich hint of black licorice. Not a powerhouse, but shows good focus and range. Drink now through 2025. 1,000 cases made.
92 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Jul 2018)
A well-known producer of white wines in Soave, Graziano Prà purchased and planted land in Valpolicella in 2001 to make red wines. His 2012 Amarone opens with enticing scents of menthol, sage and pink petals, enlivening the saturated flavors of wild raspberry, pomegranate and strawberry jam. Cool and fresh despite its 16.5 percent alcohol, it’s like a Valpolicella on steroids, retaining all the red-fruited charm while adding heft, complexity and longevity.
92 points, Wine & Spirits (Feb 2019)
Blueberry cake, blackcurrant compote, dried lavender and undertones of leaves. Floral. Full body and juicy. Lithe and dusty tannins, fresh acidity and a succulent finish. Seriously drinkable. Enjoy in 2020.
92 points, James Suckling (Oct 2017)