Cosentino Winery Sangiovese Napa Valley Il Chiaretto 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit dusty and with a fair amount of earthy cocoa/choco notes over bright strawberry, black raspberry fruits lurking with nice notes of smoke and leather adding interest. Big and a touch sweet on entry with plenty of acidity from front to back and a touch of slightly austere tannins but ultimately chunky and a bit disjointed. Some attractive green herbal notes add depth to the wild strawberry fruits but there is a heavier load of wood here than the fruit wants to carry. Offers a moderately long finish dominated by grilled meat and licorice tones 87pts

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Cosentino Winery:
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing mor... Read more
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing more ultra premium varietals than any other winery in the Napa Valley as well as pioneering production methods and wine blends that are now standards in the industry. Cosentino Winery produces approximately 12,000 cases of wine per year, handcrafted from the wineries’ Yountville and Pope Valley Estates as well as from many of the same “Estate” grape sources that Mitch has maintained throughout the Napa Valley for nearly 20 years. Cosentino Winery’s stellar vineyard sources and relationships are a major factor in sustaining its quality and consistency. Over the years, Cosentino Winery has been awarded the highest honors and praise, served at many prestigious events, including a Presidential White House State Dinner, the Masters Golf Champions Dinner, as well as various functions and events for Governors, Senators and Heads of State, such as Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Italy. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cosentino Winery is the first winery located on the St. Helena Highway (Hwy 29) when entering the Napa Valley from the south. Cosentino Winery sits on the border of Yountville and the Oakville appellation, one of the most prestigious AVA’s in the world that is home to some of the Napa Valley’s greatest vineyards. Since its doors opened in 1990, Cosentino Winery’s Tasting Room on Hwy 29 has been a popular stop, attracting a myriad of visitors, regular visitors, regulars, locals, connoisseurs, experts, so called experts, lovers, dreamers, enthusiasts, drifters, groupies, buyers and beginners alike…Everyone is welcome! Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 different varietals, continuing Mitch Cosentino’s artisan approach and passion for making great and interesting wines. “I don't eat just one type of food… so why should I make just one type of wine?” – Mitch Cosentino. The Cosentino Winery experience is unlike any other. Cosentino Winery continues to evolve, constantly creating new wines and discovering new ways to remain among the best in the world. Enjoy and Stay Tuned! Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Cosentino Winery Sangiovese Napa Valley Il Chiaretto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,115
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/05/2009

A bit dusty and with a fair amount of earthy cocoa/choco notes over bright strawberry, black raspberry fruits lurking with nice notes of smoke and leather adding interest. Big and a touch sweet on entry with plenty of acidity from front to back and a touch of slightly austere tannins but ultimately chunky and a bit disjointed. Some attractive green herbal notes add depth to the wild strawberry fruits but there is a heavier load of wood here than the fruit wants to carry. Offers a moderately long finish dominated by grilled meat and licorice tones 87pts

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Snooth User: vigna uva vino
77992187
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/05/2009

On the nose resinous leather, fruit, white pepper, plastic wrap, high alcohol, with a palate of sour cherries, licorice sticks or twizzlers, and a woodsy profile... tasting like a Merlot blend.


Snooth User: Sippy McSipper
5604829
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/18/2008

Spicy flavor, good body, balanced wine that paired well with a spicy Americana feast.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

Big luscious fruity-bomb power, with silky butter on the tongue, and tannins that know when to quit.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,749
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

The nose showed a lot of wood barrel, ripe raspberry jam and a bit of funk that added some interest. Lush blackberry fruit and a mouth coating, ingering cherry finish.


Snooth User: awb85
8399421
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/11/2009

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesSpicy, exotic red and black fruit with hints of clove in the nose. A round, rich and balanced wine that evolves into an intense mixed berry sensation with ripe tannins in the center. A white pepper note finishes this richly textured wine.




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