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Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2022-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Carpineto

Agent: Univins and Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Carpineto Farnito 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry, vibrant, full-bodied Cab produced from grapes grown in the winery vineyard estates of Gaville and Chianciano/Montepulciano. Fragrant with dark berry, cherry, liquorice and vanilla aromas; rich and layered with dark berry, cherry, plum, chocolate, menthol and spicy flavours that linger and replay on the palate. Tannins are structured and fine-grained. Drink or hold.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin with chimichurri sauce, braised pork shanks with white beans, Asian chicken salad, Margherita pizza.

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This Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on February 1, 2023 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is a robust red with vibrant red fruit, licorice and spices on the nose. The palate is dense and concentrated with dark red fruit. Tannins are fine grained. The finish is commendably long with lingering dried cherry throughout. Enjoy with roast beef or pasta with bolognese sauce. (Tasted Oct 2022 thewineloverskitchen.com)
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Great balance of fruit, spice, and savoury notes. Aromas of strawberry and dried cherries with hints of dried herbs, tobacco and smoky spice. Medium+ body with bright, mouthwatering acidity and slight tannins. Berry notes are bright and fresh mingled with sweet smoke and herbaceous notes. Enjoy with a charcuterie plate.

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