Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% Sangiovese A touch reduced on the nose but showing a fine array of dark fruits, wild herbs with a medicinal touch, dried flowers, red soil notes and fine dusky Tuscan spice notes with a lovely suggestion of white mushroom adding freshness. Rch and almost chewy on entry, there’s a nice base of tannin and acid here supporting the rich fruit but not really sticking out though the acid impression does grow in the mouth. the fruit is a bit towards the dark end for sangiovese with preserved wild strawberry and dark cherry flavors all wrapped up in earthy spice and savory herbal accents. There’s a lot going on here and it’s rather attractive with a blend of fruit and savory flavors but the wine does drop off a bit on the finish when the tannins finally take control. This needs food but is a pretty sophisticated choice at this price point. 87pts

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Editorial Reviews for Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,074
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/10/2014

100% Sangiovese A touch reduced on the nose but showing a fine array of dark fruits, wild herbs with a medicinal touch, dried flowers, red soil notes and fine dusky Tuscan spice notes with a lovely suggestion of white mushroom adding freshness. Rch and almost chewy on entry, there’s a nice base of tannin and acid here supporting the rich fruit but not really sticking out though the acid impression does grow in the mouth. the fruit is a bit towards the dark end for sangiovese with preserved wild strawberry and dark cherry flavors all wrapped up in earthy spice and savory herbal accents. There’s a lot going on here and it’s rather attractive with a blend of fruit and savory flavors but the wine does drop off a bit on the finish when the tannins finally take control. This needs food but is a pretty sophisticated choice at this price point. 87pts


Member Reviews for Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,074
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 03/10/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,106
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/07/2014

Oh wow a low-dollar winner winner. Very luscious on the tongue. Then you get some nice berry and even some stone fruit flavors. Then you get the Tuscan acid that I love so much. Interestingly enough, I don't see this a a spaghetti-with-red-sauce accompaniment. I would go with cheeses with sliced apples or pears. US$7.97 at Costco in Chino Hills.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/11/2014

My rating 89 : Nice firm restrained Toscan with long elegant nose. Nose has some staying power even a day later


Snooth User: kboof
555832291
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: rsantana23
80016316
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/05/2011

smooth

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Snooth User: kboof
555832291
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/19/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/23/2009

Very light and fruity, seemed more like a Beaujolais rather than a sangiovese, but it's a nice light sipping wine.


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External Reviews for Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso

External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/10/2013

The 2011 Casamatta Rosso is an attractive, juicy wine bursting with sweet red berries, flowers, licorice, mint and spices. It shows lovely body and depth in a fresh, vinous style best suited for near-term drinking. Aging should not be a problem, as I imagine most bottles will be long gone by the time that is an issue. The Casamatta Rosso is a terrific value, too. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/12/2012

A beautiful label for a beautiful Sangiovese that wont break your bank. What more can you ask for?


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/01/2012

Notes of blackberry and black cherry are accented by tobacco and spice in this concentrated red, which is fresh and lively, with a firm finish. Drink now through 2014.


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Vintage: 2010 07/14/2011

This is an ultra-approachable Vermentino adding pretty floral notes on the nose. It's fresh, vibrant white wine, perfect for summer weather.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/21/2010

When we first tasted this delightful, unoaked Sangiovese, we found it ripe, earthy, and fruity in all the right places. Bibi Graetz has garnered much international acclaim, and we're beginning to understand why.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Grapey and fruity, showing raspberry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with a citrusy finish. A delicious Sangiovese-based red from the makers of Testamatta.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Sweet raspberry jam aromas lead to medium-to-full body, with delicate tannins and a fruity, tangy aftertaste. Sangiovese. Drink now.


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