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Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Kelly's TN and score are right on target. This may be a second wine, but it holds its own against many a first wine. Deep purple garnet, plush mouthfeel, lovely crushed black berry fruit with good backbone.

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  • Comment posted by Richard Jennings:

    2/8/2013 5:41:00 PM - Steve,
    I'm glad you got to try the wine, and I agree it is quite special. You are incorrect, however, in saying it is a second wine. This is the first, and primary wine of Il Carnasciale. They make a second wine called Il Carnasciale, from barrels not deemed as ageworthy as those that go into the Il Caberlot.

  • Comment posted by SteveHyde:

    2/8/2013 7:06:00 PM - Ken, thanks for the note. Since mine seems to have been written almost 4 years ago, I'm not sure whether I just mistakenly identified the Caberlot as Il Carnasciale, or not. I know the wines well, have been to tiny mountaintop estate to taste with Bettina (if I am recalling the owner's name properly), and own most vintages of Caberlot from 97 - 2004. I pick up Il Carnasciale when I can, now drinking the 05, which I'm enjoying a lot.

  • Comment posted by Richard Jennings:

    2/8/2013 8:46:00 PM - Steve,
    How cool that you've been there, and have a good stock of vintages set aside. Lucky you! I had dinner in SF with Bettina this week and was thoroughly charmed. The wines are pretty fabulous too.
    My name is Richard, BTW.

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