Reviewed on 2019-01-31
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Rating 88
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Colorino, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13%
Price $17.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese

Carpineto Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 Review

Wines from the Greve commune tend to be a bit more concentrated, becoming almost chewy, which is what we almost get here. This is a great wine for under $20 with soft, sour cherry fruit and only a whisper of the large oak it was aged in along with some of that signature earthiness. If the tannin structure was just a little more ironed out this would be a delightfully elegant, concentrated wine but the phenolics are a bit green taking away from the balanced middle palate. This is a great wine for a dinner party, as some people may enjoy the tannic grip while others will enjoy the chewy middle. And this wine is in heavy distribution, so it’s easy to find.

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Carpineto Chianti Classico DOCG 2017
Wines from the Greve commune tend to be a bit more concentrated, becoming almost chewy, which is what we almost get here. This is a great wine for under $20 with soft, sour cherry fruit and only a whisper of the large oak it was aged in along with some of that signature earthiness. If the tannin structure was just a little more ironed out this would be a delightfully elegant, concentrated wine but the phenolics are a bit green taking away from the balanced middle palate. This is a great wine for a dinner party, as some people may enjoy the tannic grip while others will enjoy the chewy middle. And this wine is in heavy distribution, so it’s easy to find.

Reviewed On: 01-31-2019
88
POINTS
Carpineto Chianti Classico DOCG 2017
Wines from the Greve commune tend to be a bit more concentrated, becoming almost chewy, which is what we almost get here. This is a great wine for under $20 with soft, sour cherry fruit and only a whisper of the large oak it was aged in along with some of that signature earthiness. If the tannin structure was just a little more ironed out this would be a delightfully elegant, concentrated wine but the phenolics are a bit green taking away from the balanced middle palate. This is a great wine for a dinner party, as some people may enjoy the tannic grip while others will enjoy the chewy middle. And this wine is in heavy distribution, so it’s easy to find.

Reviewed On: 01-31-2019