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Kuleto Estate Sangiovese Napa Valley 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit smoky and gamy with deep, dark, fruit backed up with notes of wood and herb. This turns more savory with an emerging olive brine note and gains a mineral/cigar ash edge. With a big, sweet and smooth entry, this begins deceptively then turns dark and muscular on the mid-palate with lovely rich fruit accented with an earthy, bitter cocoa streak of oaken spice. The finish is also dark and brooding with jammy fruits, a hint of vanilla, and linger spice tones. The wood tannins are significant at this stage yet this is so well balanced that it will reward cellaring. Youthful 88pts

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Kuleto Estate:
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford... Read more
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. For Pat, the building of his rustically elegant Tuscan-style home, Villa Cucina, and the planting of the surrounding Kuleto Estate vineyards represented the next step in the evolution of a life committed to gracious living and excellence. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Kuleto Estate Sangiovese Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,749
3.50 5
02/05/2009

A bit smoky and gamy with deep, dark, fruit backed up with notes of wood and herb. This turns more savory with an emerging olive brine note and gains a mineral/cigar ash edge. With a big, sweet and smooth entry, this begins deceptively then turns dark and muscular on the mid-palate with lovely rich fruit accented with an earthy, bitter cocoa streak of oaken spice. The finish is also dark and brooding with jammy fruits, a hint of vanilla, and linger spice tones. The wood tannins are significant at this stage yet this is so well balanced that it will reward cellaring. Youthful 88pts

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
05/06/2009

Strong body, sweet/tart cranberries, and smoky taste that follows a cedar aroma. The acidity is a bit unbalanced, otherwise I would like it more.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
05/06/2009

Sweet nose of chocolaty dark fruits. Hot and acidic right out of the bottle and jarred my senses. After some getting used to I'm noticing some more gamey and mellow notes. Really like this.


Snooth User: abithompson
69349295
3.00 5
04/27/2008

Three glasses




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