Carpineto Dogajolo

Carpineto

VARIETALS

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

80% Sangiovese

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Carpineto Dogajolo

The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. A young wine that boasts fruity aromas with hints of cherry interlaced with coffee, vanilla, and spice. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel in this Sangiovese-based baby Super Tuscan. The blend is briefly aged in oak rendering a medium-bodied red that is soft on the palate with a balanced acidity. Suitable for everyday consumption, Dogajolo is best within a few years of the vintage.

 

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2014

Wine Spectator - 86 pts

“Black cherry and plum flavors are matched to a good dose of oak, giving this red and extra layer of tannins. Balanced, with a dusty finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2021 . ”

B. Sanderson, July 2016

2012

Wine Spectator

Bright, with cherry and strawberry pate de fruit notes, backed by a moderately firm structure. Drink now through 2018.

B.Sanderson, October 2015

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts - Best Buy

A mix of 70% Sangiovese and other international red grapes, this would pair well with pizza or pasta with meat ragu. It shows flavors of cherry, forest berry, cola, almond and a touch of mild tobacco.

M. Larner, April 2013

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

A tightly wound, black cherry- and tobacco-laced red, with a rich texture and dense tannins that linger on the finish. Has length and character. Best from 2015 through 2022.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2013

2010

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

A black cherry- and blackberry-flavored red, with light oak spice for accent. It’s both fresh and firm, with an iron note on the astringent finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2013 through 2016.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2012

2009

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

Rich, with cherry and blackberry notes. Moderately firm tannins shore up the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018.

B. Sanderson, May 2011

2008

Food & Wine Wine Guide - 1 (of 3) Stars

With soft tannins, ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors and a juicy finish, this is a great everyday pour.

2011 Wine Guide