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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 5 
ProducerCarpineta Fontalpino (web)
VarietySangiovese Blend
AppellationChianti Classico DOCG
UPC Code(s)8032584135061

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2019 (based on 7 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 100 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by PSUSteve on 11/24/2014 & rated 89 points: Poured through a VinTuri. Limited fruit and tight but not tannic if that makes sense. (961 views)
 Tasted by GARDEN on 11/16/2014 & rated 91 points: This is open for business... (892 views)
 Tasted by grape man on 10/5/2014: - Brick color with fast forming legs and aromas of dusty and mushroom. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of alcohol, black pepper and black currant with a medium/full body. Flabby texture with a long finish. (1013 views)
 Tasted by gordongarlic on 8/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Smoothed out from a year ago and really nice right from the start. good fruit with a little bit of heft (1306 views)
 Tasted by AAJR on 5/4/2014 & rated 87 points: Decanted for 2 hours prior to tasting. Not impressed & not much improvement from last taste 1 year ago. Still quite tannic with a bit of heat/alcohol. Flavors of dark cherry & tobacco. Fair at best Chianti at this point. (1716 views)
 Tasted by vinniemontoni on 1/18/2014 & rated 90 points: Nose of sour cherries, leather and still a kick of alcohol after 2 hrs. In decanter. Medium palate. Freah red fruits a little gritty on the finish but much more balance and integrated than previous bottle. I really enjoyed this. Very lengthy finish. Unfortunately my last bottle. (1858 views)
 Tasted by dke on 1/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Very tasty, rich sour cherries, tobacco and some earthiness with medium acidity (too an hour or two to open up). (1807 views)
 Tasted by PSUSteve on 12/30/2013 & rated 91 points: Day 1 - Opened unexpectantly so I pop and poured. Way too tight with huge tannins.

Day 3 - after VinVac, opened and poured through Vinturi. Much smoother with deep cherry on the palate. (1551 views)
 Tasted by Nico P. on 12/11/2013: 14%. Rounded mouthfeel. Soft tannins. High toned red fruits, red cherry lollipop, clean smelling no earthy / mushroom notes that I've come to associate with Tuscan. Nicely tart, so despite the high alcohol can still be taken with a meal. (748 views)
 Tasted by McMalbec on 12/7/2013 & rated 90 points: A very good, well structured Chianti. Medium, dark cherry nose; dark fruit with well balanced oak: strong tannins, but sense it would have benefitted by decanting which I was not in a position to do; medium finish. Received compliments from finicky Chianti drinkers. (1284 views)
 Tasted by EricLi on 12/1/2013 & rated 90 points: PnP. Huge nose of floral perfume and cherry. Medium bodied with almost dark color. Delicate tennins well integrated with very dry finish. However, it fades quite quickly. Drink up now! (1191 views)
 Tasted by SCMeyer on 11/27/2013 & rated 91 points: Great nose of earth, dust, cherry and plum. Excellent dark cherry full bodied expression of Sangiovese. Great fruit and balanced acidity on the long very dry finish. Very enjoyable. (806 views)
 Tasted by mr21cbs on 11/26/2013 & rated 90 points: Stunningly good chianti (833 views)
 Tasted by Blauweiss on 11/23/2013 & rated 87 points: Good fruit, but perhaps a tad to much oak, ok but not great. (755 views)
 Tasted by enjoywine on 10/30/2013 & rated 90 points: Opened to watch the World Series with wife’s homemade pizza. Very modern with dark fruit aromas. After an hour in glasses and after vinturi this had much nicer aromatics that had some nice perfumed floral aromatics. Tannins smoothed out nicely and wine not overly drying. Very nice after one hour and with food or alone. My only bottle ☹. If you have time open and pour an hour before. (902 views)
 Tasted by Blauweiss on 10/5/2013 & rated 87 points: Modern chianti-nose with oak, cherrie and some dark berrie fruit. Needs at least 2 hours of air since it is still quite young and a bit hard. But then this is a pleasant enough wine, good annata from a warm year. (1239 views)
 Tasted by Richard123 on 9/30/2013 & rated 90 points: Need decanting, but otherwise perfect old-style chianti. Lots of tannin (but not too much after decanting), with beautiful balanced oak, fruit and acidity. Really went well with beef stew. (1115 views)
 Tasted by ericindc on 9/27/2013 & rated 90 points: Very, very nice chianti. Heavier, classic style that I tend to like. Deep dark fruits on the nose with dirt and some spice. Heavier bodied with dark fruits, leather, earth, great acidity and long finish. Pretty stiff tannins so it should be good for a while yet. nice wine that held up great with kabobs. (1036 views)
 Tasted by gordongarlic on 9/26/2013 & rated 90 points: Day 1 - loads of sour, dark fruit and a splash of dusty tannins. Still quite pleasantly sour over an hour after opening.

Day 2 - the sourness subsided leaving smooth fruit with a hint of spice. It should also be noted the tannins were still evident. I finished the bottle, but do wonder what day 3 would have offered. (1061 views)
 Tasted by PSUSteve on 8/28/2013 & rated 90 points: Poured through a Vinturi Dark fruit (cherry) with some complexity with air. I would definitely decant if drinking soon. (1196 views)
 Tasted by gagrapes on 7/24/2013 & rated 91 points: better on day 2 (1323 views)
 Tasted by AAJR on 6/23/2013 & rated 88 points: Decanted 1 hour. This wine needs more time, tannins were a bit grippy. Revisit in 1-2 years. (1453 views)
 Tasted by Zo65 on 6/15/2013 & rated 90 points: Nice wine. Great with food (1423 views)
 Tasted by corkscrews on 5/25/2013 & rated 90 points: A nose of cherry and earth, dark garnet in color. A medium bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, spices on smooth finish, a easy drinker, good QPR. www.winelx.com (1296 views)
 Tasted by df1962 on 5/25/2013 & rated 90 points: PnP at a party. Consistent with previous notes. Has some life ahead of it. (1474 views)
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