Wines for the April 1st Zoom Tasting
We hope you will join us at 6:30 on Thursday, April 1st, for a vertical tasting of Valpolicellas from Dal Forno Romano with the proprietor, Marco Dal Forno. Some wineries define excellence in their region and, in the case of Veneto, Dal Forno Romano and Quintarelli are the definers. Dal Forno Romano's first vintage was 1983, and in a relatively short period of time they have risen to a position of prominence with their Valpolicella and Amarones. This is a special chance to taste three successive excellent vintages of their truly extraordinary wine.
Join us for the tasting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91590994890?pwd=c20xaXJvMGtxTTlTOFFBRkY1ZkpCdz09
Thursday's tasting will include, in this order:
2012 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella, $99.99
A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazelnuts, and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins, and a fruit-forward finish. Excellent for now or in twenty years
Purchase the 2012 here: https://sunfishcellars.com/products/dalfornoromanovalpolicellasuperiore2012
2013 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella, $99.99
A terrific wine that stands out tasted alongside some of Dal Forno's most important vintages of the top-shelf Amarone. The 2013 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta oozes forth with thick concentration and an inky black color. The mouthfeel is thick and impenetrable and the senses are treated to a long succession of black fruit, tar, spice, smoke, mesquite, and barbecue flavors. The wine is full-bodied and very opulent but it carries that massive intensity with grace and precision. A beautiful wine that will provide enormous pleasure for thirty years.
Purchase the 2013 here: https://sunfishcellars.com/products/dalfornoromanovalpolicellasuperiore2013
2014 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella, $99.99
A beautiful, polished, red with dried-berry, plum, floral, and cedar aromas. Full body and a flavorful finish. Extremely refined and elegant, more so than many past vintages. Already gorgeous but needs a year or two to come together. Better after 2022 and for many years to come.
Purchase the 2014 here: https://sunfishcellars.com/products/dalfornoromanovalpolicellasuperiore2014
You can see a complete schedule of our tastings here: https://sunfishcellars.com/collections/upcoming-tastings
If you would like to schedule a private tasting for a group of friends or colleagues, email Hoyt at email@example.com and he will help you plan something very special!