Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Solane 2008
This is firmer than some of its counterparts, as fine-grained tannins frame the hints of chocolate shavings, cedar and sage, with flavors of dried cherry and currant. Tangy acidity and light tannins show on the lingering, smoky finish. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,000 cases imported.