Clear, medium ruby-red in the glass. Clean, medium intensity nose of sweet and dried cherries, oak and spice. Dry, medium acidity and tannins, and a light body. Dried red fruits, cherry and plum in particular, with a bit of appealing sweetness. Medium length. 13.5% alcohol. Overall good: light and drinkable, would be a good summer wine. This is my first Valpolicella since my tasting course, though, so more exploration is required. This one was a gift from my father, and was about $23 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.