Look for: Allegrini’s “La Poja”, Marion, Corte Sant’Alda

Another alternative to the Napa Valley-style of Pinot Noir, Corvina is the foundation of the Valpolicella blend. However, when vinified as a single varietal Corvina, shows elegance and complexity that earns it a spot on the “other” Pinot Noir list. The wines are light to medium bodied with soft tannins, big cherry flavors, and a mildly nutty finish. Corvina does well when it’s aged in wood, which adds depth and structure.