©2008 Digital Image by Dave Trieger
From Umbria, smack in the middle of Italy, comes this wonderful Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino Di Montefalco 2003 DOCG "Venticinque Anni". It is made with 100% Sagrantino grapes that as far as I know only grow in Montefalco; after vinification it is then stored in French oak for 24 months and another 8 months in the bottle. It's colors are on the purple side of a deep ruby red with aromas of black fruits, spices, plums, and truffles. On the palate there is an earthy silkiness, that is unexpected from such a powerful wine (the high alcohol content is 14.5%). The tannins are well structured and the finish is long thanks to the vanilla influence of the oak. A big tasting "thank you" goes out to Gary.
This wine received DOUBLE GOLD in the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2006
95 points from ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE April 24, 2006