Masi 2011 Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese

This 2011 bottling is a fantastic example of a Ripasso style wine from Northeast Italy. Lavender and fresh fennel on the nose with a whiff of burnt vanilla. Dense tannins prop up lively dark fruit flavors. There is a background of savory elements and the finish melts into dried cherry and chocolate.

90 Points (WSoP) , $16.99 (PLCB)