Capezzana

Riserva Trefiano Carmignano Sangiovese Blend

9.048 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Brent S

Mint, basil, and tea leaves on the nose, but pure fruit on the palate.

Mint, basil, and tea leaves on the nose, but pure fruit on the palate.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Tim Herrmann

Elliott's birthday dinner at Delfina! I'll admit up front that I love the story of carmignano, and this biases me. Folks there have been adding Cabernet Sauvignon (they all it "uva Francesca"--the French grape) to Sangiovese for 100s of years, and it doesn't over power the Sangiovese. I found lots of flavors in this: sour cherry, red plum, figs, red raspberry, leather, toasted fennel seed with sweet Tuscan herbs, licorice, and loads of stony minerals. Especially on the palate there were bright and complex notes of spicy orange zest. If the finish isn't the longest most complex thing you've experienced, the aroma and flavor make up for it. Bright acidity and fine grained tannins supported everything as they should. I'm curious--this is hovering at peek (the tight finish) or about to blossom and develop for another decade or two. Only one way to find out...

Elliott's birthday dinner at Delfina! I'll admit up front that I love the story of carmignano, and this biases me. Folks there have been adding Cabernet Sauvignon (they all it "uva Francesca"--the French grape) to Sangiovese for 100s of years, and it doesn't over power the Sangiovese. I found lots of flavors in this: sour cherry, red plum, figs, red raspberry, leather, toasted fennel seed with sweet Tuscan herbs, licorice, and loads of stony minerals. Especially on the palate there were bright and complex notes of spicy orange zest. If the finish isn't the longest most complex thing you've experienced, the aroma and flavor make up for it. Bright acidity and fine grained tannins supported everything as they should. I'm curious--this is hovering at peek (the tight finish) or about to blossom and develop for another decade or two. Only one way to find out...

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

The first vintage of this wine was 1979. And this is made by the 4 th. Generation winemaker of the family

The first vintage of this wine was 1979. And this is made by the 4 th. Generation winemaker of the family

Oct 7th, 2014
Alessandro Rossi

#carmignano #villacapezzana - seppur moderno è sempre un grande sangiovese. Carmignano sottovalutato ...

#carmignano #villacapezzana - seppur moderno è sempre un grande sangiovese. Carmignano sottovalutato ...

Jul 1st, 2014
Denis Roudenko

Замша, асфальт, черные ягоды, жимолость, черноплодная рябина. Тело довольно плотное, вкус насыщенный, повторяющий аромат, с небольшими животными нюансами. 15.5/20 (86/100)

Замша, асфальт, черные ягоды, жимолость, черноплодная рябина. Тело довольно плотное, вкус насыщенный, повторяющий аромат, с небольшими животными нюансами. 15.5/20 (86/100)

Feb 16th, 2014
Jay Ciccarelli

Pretty nose. Medium body. Good length, pretty fruit and slightly dusty tannins but not offensive. Not overly complex but not singular either. Enjoyable.

Pretty nose. Medium body. Good length, pretty fruit and slightly dusty tannins but not offensive. Not overly complex but not singular either. Enjoyable.

Nov 29th, 2018
Daniel Wisner

Take me back to that beautiful hillside overlooking the beautiful Tuscan vineyards!

Rustic yet polished. Divine!

Take me back to that beautiful hillside overlooking the beautiful Tuscan vineyards!

Rustic yet polished. Divine!

Aug 9th, 2018
Perry Atha

Absolutely fantastic- pairs nicely with the Calamari - Sea bass and Lemon Ravioli.

Absolutely fantastic- pairs nicely with the Calamari - Sea bass and Lemon Ravioli.

May 21st, 2018
Kristine Lyng

Smells like a tutti fruti right before you take a sip. Very flavorful. Dry. Different. Traditional of the florence region. Winery from the 800s.

Smells like a tutti fruti right before you take a sip. Very flavorful. Dry. Different. Traditional of the florence region. Winery from the 800s.

Dec 27th, 2017
Allan Bork

Fantastic way to begin a warm 'spring' evening.

Fantastic way to begin a warm 'spring' evening.

May 22nd, 2017