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Anselmi Capitel Croce 2009

Member Review by Sweetstuff:

TN: 2003 Anselmi I Capitelli Passito Bianco (Verona IGT); 12.5 pabv; WineCommune/JBuckley, $6/375 ml (retail more like $32).Full gold with a hint of green. Nose of smoke, leather, oatmeal with cream and honey, truffles, and dried marjoram and grasses leading into full-throttle perfectly ripe pineapple and orange or tangerine oil.Thickly sheeting full-bodied wine, with a powerful sweet and sour attack, and evidence of great energy. Sweet pineapple and orange juice notes, showing much more acidity than I expected, based on critic's notes. Shows intense presence on the finish.92/100, which is what I scored it once before, but is it worth another half-point just because it's so sexy? Yes, this wine went for six bucks on WineCommune, one of my best finds there. Mike and I bought a whole half-case. One corked bottle thus far. (92 pts.)

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Snooth User: Sweetstuff
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/10/2009

TN: 2003 Anselmi I Capitelli Passito Bianco (Verona IGT); 12.5 pabv; WineCommune/JBuckley, $6/375 ml (retail more like $32).Full gold with a hint of green. Nose of smoke, leather, oatmeal with cream and honey, truffles, and dried marjoram and grasses leading into full-throttle perfectly ripe pineapple and orange or tangerine oil.Thickly sheeting full-bodied wine, with a powerful sweet and sour attack, and evidence of great energy. Sweet pineapple and orange juice notes, showing much more acidity than I expected, based on critic's notes. Shows intense presence on the finish.92/100, which is what I scored it once before, but is it worth another half-point just because it's so sexy? Yes, this wine went for six bucks on WineCommune, one of my best finds there. Mike and I bought a whole half-case. One corked bottle thus far. (92 pts.)


Snooth User: laura2182
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/25/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Anselmi Capitel Croce

External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Top 30 Italian Wines Under $30/ Roberto Anselmi is a true rebel - he not only rides fast motorbikes but has turned the makeing of white wine in northeast Italy on its head with his emphasis on quality over quantity. His success is obvious in his interesting and complex Capitel Croce. It's redolent of ripe citrus fruits, and touched with highlights of spice, wood (not oak, but wood) and an intriguing minerality.


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Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Gambero Rosso Winners 2006/


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Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Capitel Croce 2006 - 90 Points & Recommended Value, Wine Spectator/ This fine-tuned white delivers mature yet fresh aromas of honeyed citrus fruits, peach, flowers and mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with a silky texture and a well-defined core of slightly off-dry fruit and lightly toasted almond.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

/ Light bodied with honey, beeswax, zesty citrus rind, white floral notes, and mineral components; a long, tangy finish. Penne with zucchini, mint, and basil.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Age-Worthy Italian White Wines: Some Recommendations/ Roberto Anselmi gave up the Soave designation to work with higher percentages of Garganega (100 percent in this wine, 80-85 percent in Capitel Foscarini) than the Soave discipline allows. The results are important, round, full-flavored wines of great structure and longevity. The 2002, 1998, and 1995 vintages all tasted harmonious and live.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Capitel Croce 2007 - 89 Points & Listed among Italy's Fines Values, Wine Advocate/ ... is an attractive, engaging Garganega. Apricots, peaches, minerals, smoke and spices come together beautifully as this nuanced, articulate wine opens up in the glass. A subtle yet inviting finish rounds things out in style... Listed among Italy's Finest Values


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/20/2011

Capitel Croce 2006 - Bronze, San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition/ About the 2009 San Francisco Wine Competition:  Winners were selected from 4,275 entries this year. The “competition continues to be the biggest and most prestigious in the United States.”


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