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Community Tasting Notes (3) Avg Score: 88.7 points

  • First 100% canaiolo for me here. Not earth shattering, but enjoyable enough rustic Italian table wine IMO. Drank after a new world CA pinot and this is more our speed, so there's that. Medium garnet in color with transparency. Aromas of dark and dried dark fruits, cherry, eucalyptus, tobacco, earth, herbs, and dried meats and blood. Really pretty impressively complex on the nose and quite enjoyable. The palate is where this wine unfortunately fall apart, with medium- body, acid, and finish, and flavors of dark fruits, cherry, a touch of meatiness, and minerals. 91 nose, 86 palate, so I'll avg. at 88.

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  • Tasty enough Tuscan. Not rocking my world however. Seems a little generic to my mind.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    In a Tuscan State of Mind (Oct 2010), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Castelvecchio Numero 8) Login and sign up and see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/18/2012, (See more on 90 points

    (Castelvecchio Numero Otto Toscana IGT) Medium ruby color; tart cherry, tart red fruit nose; delicious, tart cherry, tart red fruit, grenadine palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points (100% Canaiolo)

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