Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETALS

10% Canaiolo

90% Sangiovese

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG

Named for the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, the term nobile has historical roots in the original practice of reserving this wine exclusively for the aristocratic families of the area. Carpineto’s Vino Nobile is produced from fruit harvested exclusively from their Montepulciano Estate. The ethereal bouquet shows elegant notes of violet and toasted oak nuances. Bold fruit flavors envelope the palate with a velvety, elegant texture and long finish, it is dry and full in style. This Riserva benefits from extensive aging in a combination of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 18-24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle.

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2012

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

This is dense, with black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and leather flavors, picking up mineral and spice details on the long aftertaste. Shows ample tannins, fine depth and complexity. Drink now through 2023.

B. Sanderson, May 2017

2011

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

A rich, powerful style, this evokes black cherry, black currant, plum, leather, and tar flavors. Balanced and ready to enjoy, with lingering accents of spice and tobacco. Drink now through 2023. 15,000 cases made.

2010

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Aromas of dried black-skinned fruit, cedar, charred earth and ground pepper lead the nose. The palate offers dried black cherry, ripe blackberry, clove, allspice and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2018.

K. O'Keefe, September 2015

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

Enticing aromas of sweet cherry, leather, spice and underbrush stay focused on the palate as this harmonious red unfolds. The hint of oak on the finish suggests this still has time to evolve. Offers a mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024.

#26 of Top 100 of 2015

B. Sanderson, October 2015

2009

Tasting Panel - 90 pts

Smooth and lush with notes of violets, plum and cassis; spice, juicy fruit and a long, tangy finish.

A. Dias Blue, August 2015, Online Edition

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Leafy underbrush, scorched earth, leather and vanilla aromas lead the nose, together with a whiff of game. The dense palate doles out black cherry, tobacco, savory herb and clove alongside polished tannins… extremely accessible…

K. O'Keefe, July 2015

2008

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

In this structured wine, aromas recall meat juices, black plum, bell pepper and cooking spices. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry and black currant accented by black pepper, clove and espresso. Still young, it has brooding tannins that need time to tame. Drink 2016-2023.

K. O'Keefe, April 2014

2007

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Round and supple at first, this red exhibits cherry, underbrush, tobacco and leather flavors, backed by a muscular structure. Balanced and detailed, delivering a long, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, July 2013

2006

Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts - Cellar Selection

Carpineto’s Vino Nobile Riserva is almost too much of a good thing with its ruch density, bold intensity and big aromas of ripe blackberry, leather, exotic spice and tobacco. It has smooth texture and polished tannins as well. Age 10 years or more.

M. Larner, October 2012

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Cedar, spice, cherry, berry and tobacco flavors are backed by a firm structure in this elegant red. The tannins need air to soften. Fine length. Best from 2013 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2012

2005

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

Mellowing to a complex mix of plum, black cherry, licorice and leather, this is packed with sweet fruit, yet still has an undercurrent of burly tannins. Fine length. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, October 2011

2003

Decanter - Bronze Medal

Blackberries, liquorice, lingering intensity. Soft, succulent but lacks a little concentration of fruit on the palate.

2009 Wine Awards