“A creamy, elegant red, showing hints of licorice and herb that accent the concentrated black cherry and olive flavors. Medium- to full-bodied and balanced, with sculpted tannins firming the lingering finish.”
“Hailing from Italy’s Valpolicella region, this full-bodied red is 50% merlot and 50% corvina, the region’s signature red varietal. This is an expression of two halves becoming one (delicious wine), offering a red berry bouquet and notes of cherries, blackberries, and mint, while the merlot creates a soft mouthfeel that begs to be paired with dark or milk chocolate. Plus, "Cormi" means "my heart" in Veronese dialect, and the label’s festive heart graphic will gain you back brownie points since that candy definitely came from the drugstore.”
“Although dark, rich, powerful and intense, the 2009 Merlot Corvina Cormí never truly comes together in the glass. Earthiness, leather and tobacco all add complexity to the dark fruit. Even with time, the tannins remain firm and unyielding. I am not sure what the upside is for one of Valpolicella's historic producers to make a wine like this, even though the Cormí is a terrific value.”
"The 2008 Merlot Corvina Cormi is gorgeous in this vintage. Hints of crushed flowers and white pepper add complexity as this vibrant, focused wine shows off its class. I especially like the energy here. This is a decidedly extroverted style that works beautifully."
The 2006 Cormi, a new bottling, is equal parts Corvina and Merlot aged in neutral, medium-size oak barrels. Made in a full-throttle style, the Cormi reveals incredible concentration and density in a rewarding style. Sweet balsamic notes linger on the gorgeous finish. This is a highly promising wine.