2016 Riserva Chianti Classico
Radda in Chianti
(PRE-ARRIVAL - AUGUST ETA - SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATION)
Caparsa is in philosophy, and more importantly in practice, traditional Tuscany at heart. Cement tanks ferment the wines and large boti (oak casks larger than SUVs) age the wines into the majestic, deeply complex, and elegant, but dense and persistent character. I hate to name drop this again but if you love Monterevtine, soulful reds like ethereally deep red Burgundy or Loire reds you will love these wines!
96 pts Galloni - Vinous
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Caparsino is the more refined of the estate's two Riservas. Aromatic, silky and also plush, the 2016 is fabulous. Mint, pine, lavender, espresso and macerated dark cherry all open up in the glass, but more than anything else, the 2016 is a wine that gracefully marries power with richness. The 2016 is a total knock-out. Don't miss it.