|2009: 86 Points - Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Solane is made in an approachable, mid-weight style best suited to near-term enjoyment, while the fruit remains supple. There is nothing fancy here, just a tasty glass of Valpolicella. Crushed flowers, spices and sweet red berries inform the supple finish."
2009: 87 Points - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator: "A hint of violet wafts through creamy flavors of ripe cherry, black raspberry coulis and currant, backed by light tannins and fresh acidity. Moderate, spiced finish."
2009: 87 Points - Monica Lerner, Wine Enthusiast: "Santiís pristine Solane Ripasso opens with lively tones of dark berry and cassis, backed by cola, licorice and mesquite smoke. Thereís a touch of drying mineral as well and the wine is crisp and fresh on the finish. "
2009: 88 Points - Ian d'Agata, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Moderately saturated medium red. Aromatic nose combines blackberry, roasted herbs and aromatic spices. Juicy and spicy, with good vinosity and cut to its red berry and licorice flavors. Firm, herbal finish. "