Quintarelli's declassified Amarone, since he didn't deem the quality to be up to his standards for that label. Dark ruby red, almost opaque. Aromas of sour cherry, dark chocolate, raisins, cloves, red licorice, gooseberry. Medium-bodied, with cherry, earth, gooseberry, and floral notes. Moderate-length finish, with coffee and plums. 91 points (07/31/2005).