Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Garnet red in the glass with intense and brilliant color accompanied by hints of light orange. On the nose it has a penetrating bouquet, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries followed by dry, warm and full-bodied flavors maintaining being delicate and austere at the same time maintaining the balance and harmony of the wine.
"Complex aromas of walnuts, almonds, cedar, plums, chocolate and aniseed. Full and chewy with a beautiful finish of fruit, parmigana and berries. Lasts for minutes. SO right now. "
"This shows bright Sangiovese tones of crisp berry and forest floor, followed by subtle touches of spice, leather, black licorice, dried ginger and rosemary. The true character and freshness of the Sangiovese fruit comes through loud and clear."
"This elegant red is harmonious, exhibiting plum and cherry notes, with dense yet integrated tannins carrying the finish. Very supple overall, with a spicy aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2025."
"A big brunello, this is stuffed with black tannins that give an iron oxide edge to the fruit. Its tart red fruit flavors come up in the end and last in a smoky trail of cherries. Potent, bright and concentrated, this has the lean curves of sangiovese, set to develop finesse as it ages."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an attractive wine laced with sweet red cherries, tobacco, flowers, mint and licorice. The 2006 is an especially refined, subtle Riserva that impresses for its class and elegance. Caparzo gave the 2006 Riserva three years in Slavonian and French oak casks. This is a strong showing from Caparzo."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Medium red. Cherry, plum, licorice and menthol on the rather subdued nose, along with a whiff of mint. Silky on entry, then more saline and dense in the middle than the 2007 classico; more tightly wound too. A bit youthfully medicinal on the back end, which features rather suave tannins and good subtle length and lift."
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The name of the estate apparently derives from Ca' Pazzo, as shown on some ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 of which are vineyards, 4 are of olive groves, 87 of which are wooded and 45 of which are to be planted with new vines. Caparzo is the only estate-bottled producer of Brunello di Montalcino to have estate vineyards on all five sides of the hill of...
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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