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CAPEZZANA “Villa di Capezzana” Carmignano 2017

(Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy) $29

Is the pasta water boiling yet?—because here’s a sensational Tuscan red that’s just waiting for, say, pasta carbonara, cacio e pepe, or just good old spaghetti and meatballs.  Carmignano, a small Tuscan appellation where Cabernet Sauvignon has grown since the 18th century, is always a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet. It has, as a result, a bit more body, power, and sheer amplitude than Chianti Classico or Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. The wine is packed with “Tuscan red wine flavors”—earth, dried roses, espresso, dark chocolate, cedar, saddle leather, dried cherries, and a saline minerality that magnifies the deliciousness of the foods around it. Is there any country where people know their food and wine more than in Italy? Pick up a bottle of this and pretend you’re there. (14.5% abv)

94 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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