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Caposaldo Chianti 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nice, typical, cherry, astringent mineral, smoky soil tones and herbs on the nose. Lovely entry, soft yet with freshness and integrated acids. Just a touch of soft tannin adds a bit of flesh to the mouth. The flavors are a bit subdued, but with lovely raspberry tones and just a hint of cherry. There is a nice acid/mineral grab on the mid-palate and a touch of fleshiness that leads to a lovely, slightly astringent, slightly almond-toned finale of pretty good length that ends with notes of spice and cherry fruit. Really nice straight Chianti. 87pts

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti
Winery: Caposaldo
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Editorial Reviews for Caposaldo Chianti

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
02/26/2010

Nice, typical, cherry, astringent mineral, smoky soil tones and herbs on the nose. Lovely entry, soft yet with freshness and integrated acids. Just a touch of soft tannin adds a bit of flesh to the mouth. The flavors are a bit subdued, but with lovely raspberry tones and just a hint of cherry. There is a nice acid/mineral grab on the mid-palate and a touch of fleshiness that leads to a lovely, slightly astringent, slightly almond-toned finale of pretty good length that ends with notes of spice and cherry fruit. Really nice straight Chianti. 87pts


Member Reviews for Caposaldo Chianti

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2.50 5
04/16/2010

Ripe bright cherry and oatmeal flavors. Medium acidity really kicks in at the end. It's not really my style, kind of thin with big red fruit flavors and some light vanilla spice.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
02/23/2010

Very fruity, touch of wood and grain, a little bit spicy. Nicely balanced.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
04/02/2010

On second taste, I felt like I could be more descriptive with the fruits; I caught apricot, peach, orange, mango, and nectarine. Also a touch of vanilla with the toasted oak.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
02/23/2010

Great wine well priced. Nose starts out bright and fruity with a slight menthol note. Medium bodied and ripe - elegance in simplicity. Delicate finish. I'd pair this with some pasta any day.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
04/02/2010

My second encounter with this one. Roasted tobacco and cherries on the nose. Overall dry grainy sour cherries, big tannins, and a dry cherry finish. A little young but shows lots of promise.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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3.00 5
04/02/2010

Not a ton of action on the nose, but there's big, ripe, astringent fruit - tangy cherries and a bit of orange - in the mouth. A bit of wet wool & wood on the finish.




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