Color: ruby red, garnet reflections on aging.
Bouquet: intense with hints of violets, berries and cherries.
Flavor: velvety, well rounded, full bodied and well balanced.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Savory and approachable, this opens with earthy aromas of tilled soil, ripe plum, dark berry and a whiff of game. The straightforward palate delivers juicy black cherry, blackberry, clove and white pepper alongside polished tannins.
Vinous 90 points - The 2013 Chianti Classico is laced with sweet cherry, raspberry and floral notes, all in a refreshing, mid-weight style that offers tons of near and medium-term appeal. The feminine, gracious side of Sangiovese is quite expressive in this harmonious, impeccable Chianti Classico from Carpineto.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Though medium-bodied, this red is rich and chunky, with tar, earth, cherry and leather flavors. Finishes fresh and long, if on the muscular side. Drink now through 2018. 25,000 cases made.
(Sep 30 2015)