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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2016

Wine Spectator
90 Points

Hints of herbed olive and loamy earth underscore the baked black cherry and pomegranate fruit in this tightly knit, medium- to full-bodied red, with firm, dusty tannins. Best from 2021 through 2026. 2,500 cases made, 450 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, August 2020
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2016

Vinous
93 Points

The 2016 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso Riserva blends 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Merlot to create a powerful but deeply alluring expression, showing crushed blackberry and cherry offset by spiced orange, with sweet and savory herbs, crushed stone and hints of animal musk. On the palate, soft textures envelop the senses, contrasted by tart red fruits, grippy minerality and fine tannins, yet for all of the youthful tension, there’s a cooling, subtle sweetness here that provides balance. The finish is long and structured, resonating on sweet herbs, with hints of mocha and tobacco...

Eric Guido, June 2020
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013

jamessuckling.com
93 Points

Built on a huge scale, this maturing sagrantino has a lot of ripe blackberry, roasted meat and balsamic aromas. The tannins on the palate are pretty massive, but they are beginning to integrate nicely and that process should continue for some years. Drink or hold."

August 2018
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

jamessuckling.com
94 Points

Although this is ripe and decadent, it’s also very polished and inviting. Dried plums, tar, menthol, licorice and caramelized oranges and cedar are all in play. The tannins are enormous, but they’re covered in dark-chocolate notes and enhanced by vibrant dark fruit. Full-bodied and long on the luxurious finish. Drink from 2026.

James Suckling, August 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

A rich and flavorful red with ripe fruit, as well as meat and wood undertones. Medium to full body. Polished and chewy tannins. Slightly austere. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”

April 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

This is a plush, ripe red with dried plums and notes of tar and ash, as well as a touch of menthol. Full-bodied and ripe, but structured and dialed-in. Decadent on the finish. With a tad less alcohol, this would score even more highly. Drink from 2023.

August 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2015

jamessuckling.com
94 Points

Welcome to the black hole of Umbrian red wine where you get to experience a new level of tannic density, but this is also married to extraordinary ripeness. For all this, a surprisingly clean and elegant finish. Very savory. Drink or hold.

August 2018
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC – 2016

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Very powerful and tannic with ripe blackberry and elderberry aromas. This has good enough harmony to be good with cassoulet and other hearty winter dishes.

August 2018
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Valdimaggio – 2015

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

The plush elderberries and hints of peperoncino and balsamic work rather well with the dried cedar and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and nicely indented in furrows of chewy tannins revealing dark fruit and detailed acidity. Drink now.

James Suckling, September 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014

The Wine Advocate
93 Points

The 2014 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a steady and rich wine that shows dark primary fruit that is followed by a long succession of spice, smoke and tar-like aromas. You get the full Sagrantino package here, with ample muscle power and brawn. However, the wine's overall length and persistence is somewhat clipped in this challenging vintage.

Monica Larner, October 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014

Decanter
95 Points

The flagship wine to mark the estate's 25th anniversary, this is rich, powerful and voluptuous, offset by the cooler 2014 vintage. Crushed rose petals, white pepper and spice are joined by lots of finely textured, gravelly tannins which add nuance and balance.

Susan Hulme, October 2018
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013

Wine Spectator
91 Points

A pure note of ripe black cherry is accented by licorice, rose hip, graphite and smoke details in this grippy, full-bodied red. Dense and chewy, with a long finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2022 through 2028.

Alison Napius, September 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013

Wine Spectator
90 Points

Dense tannins are tightly knit to flavors of grilled plum and herb, espresso and baked black raspberry in this full-bodied red, with a smoky underpinning that lingers on the finish. Big and brooding, but well-balanced. Decanting or short-term cellaring will allow the flavor range to unwind and shine. Best from 2022 through 2029.

Alison Napius, November 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC – 2015

The Wine Advocate
90 Points

I really like the 2015 Montefalco Rosso and am happy to recommend this attractive value wine. It shows dark fruit and spice with a supple and round style. There is not too much dimension here, but the wine is upfront and immediate instead. I make roasted chicken according to an old family recipe with roasted garlic and potatoes, and this is exactly the kind of wine I'd want to pair with that dish. Some 180,000 bottles are made.

Monica Larner, December 2017
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

The Wine Advocate
96 Points

This is a baritone beauty. The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a darkly extracted and thick expression with inky-black fruit aromas that are followed by finer accents of licorice, smoke and tar. The bouquet is deep and complex. There is dark spice here as well, but those spicy tones are mixed with balsam herb, barbecue smoke and teriyaki. The wine is full-bodied and layered, with rich textural fiber. This vintage will award those who wait.

Monica Larner, October 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

The Wine Advocate
93 Points

The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano benefits from more stringent fruit selection. "We are limited to only the best fruit for this wine, and we changed the way we pick with multiple harvests," says Marco Caprai. This warm and sunny vintage has shaped a generous and inviting wine that is opulent, bold and rich all at once. This wine offers ample power, yet it's not as bruising as past vintages I remember. The 2015 vintage flaunts its curvy physique.

Monica Larner, October 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

Aromas of dark-skinned berries, toasted oak and underbrush lead the nose. The spicy, structured palate offers dried black cherry, black pepper, tobacco and clove alongside tight, close-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2029.

Kerin O'Keefe, November 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Valdimaggio – 2015

Wine Spectator
93 Points

Though tightly knit and well-defined by sculpted tannins, this fresh red shows overall elegance, featuring a lovely, fragrant range of plumped cherry and strawberry fruit, with star anise, graphite and cardamom notes, ashy smoke accents and hints of dried mint and marjoram. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2030.

Alison Napius, February 2020
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Valdimaggio – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

Aromas of blueberry brandy, underbrush, dark spice and eucalyptus take shape in the glass. On the tightly knit, brawny palate, assertive, close-grained tannins support dried black cherry, licorice and clove alongside the heat of evident alcohol.

Kerin O'Keefe, November 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Valdimaggio – 2015

Wine & Spirits
93 Points

From 4.9 acres of 40-year-old vines that surround the winery, this is impressively ripe and concentrated. A two-year spell in French oak barriques added notes of clove, dark chocolate and baking spice to its blackberry and plum fruit. Notes of tobacco and fresh loam balance the rich flavors, though the gun-metal tannis call for several years of cellaring.

Stephanie Johnson, February 2020
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