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Arnaldo Caprai
Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2009

Vinous
95 Points

The nose of the 2009 Sagrantino di Montefalco Spinning Beauty is more lifted and precise than the 2010 and 2008 beside it, showing a gorgeous mix of dusty florals and mineral-encased black cherry with hints of white smoke and savory herbs, in an expression that seems both sweet and savory. Here I’m finding silky textures that coat the palate in a mix of ripe berries, chalky minerals and wild herbs, as cool-toned acids add lift, leaving saturating spice and fine tannins. It’s wonderfully persistent, structured, yet also fresh, showing elegance and balance...

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

Vinous
95 Points

The truly captivating [wine] pulls you close to the glass with a beguiling bouquet that mixes citrus-tinged black fruits with exotic spices, hints of oregano, menthol and a dusting of cocoa. While there’s admirable weight and depth here, the textures are more like pure silk, delicately draped across the palate, yet leaving behind a saturating blend of intense dark fruits, minerals and fine-grained tannin...This is a fantastic rendition of Arnaldo Caprai’s 25 Anni.

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

Vinous
93 Points

Darkly alluring notes of plum and cherry sauce give way to balsamic spices and hints of mocha as the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano blossoms in the glass. This is a deeply textural yet youthfully dense and poised expression, a wave of ripe black fruits, encased in a web of minerals, coasting along a core of brisk acids. Cooling hints of mint add lift through the massively structured finale, where sweet tobacco, baker’s chocolate and currants linger incredibly long...

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2010

Vinous
93 Points

Shows impenetrable depths of dark ruby in the glass, displaying a bouquet of ripe black cherries mixed with tobacco, hints of menthol, tobacco and cedar. Its velvety textures flood the palate with black cherries as penetrating acids cut through its creamy weight, bringing a mix of savory spice and herbal tones, and tannins slowly settle in with each sip. This tapers off long, staining the palate with a mix of black and red fruits, yet it’s firm and intense, as its tannic heft dominates, ending with spicy oak and the slightest whiff of heat.

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2015

Vinous
92 Points

Tart black cherries, clove, cinnamon, mint and a dusting of cacao create an inviting display as the 2015 Montefalco Rosso Riserva unfolds in the glass. This shows undeniable elegance, as silky textures usher in a polished display of ripe red fruits, spices and hints of tobacco. Tension builds through the close, as sweet tannins saturate, balanced by lively acids, while leaving vivid notes of plum and salted licorice to linger.

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020

Vinous
90 Points

Wonderfully fresh and perfumed, the 2020 Grecante Grechetto lifts from the glass with a display of sweet white flowers, peach skins and raw almonds. It boasts silky, nearly glycerol-like textures, yet it remains lifted and spry throughout, as ripe tangerine and hints of candied lime soothe the senses. A buzz of residual acids and tart green apple lingers long as this tapers off to a flourish of salty minerals and spice. This Grecante really wows in the context of its price point.

Eric Guido, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC — 2018

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, bay leaves and baking spices. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and a chalky texture. Flavorful, savory finish.

James Suckling, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020

Decanter
91 Points

It's a herbal, lemon-scented white with streaks of lime, gooseberry and tropical fruit. In the mouth it's intense with good acidity and spiky citrus flavours on the attack, tempered by a round, creamy palate. Minerally and herbal, it has mid-palate notes of gooseberry, peppery spice and yellow fruits leading to a long, fresh finish. Ideal with grilled seafood.

James Button, May 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Apple-blossom, pear, pomelo, fennel-seed and wild-herb aromas. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Earthy and minerally undertones.

James Suckling, August 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

Decanter
96 Points

Red and black autumnal fruits, damp earth and peppery spice aromas lead to a ripe palate with fresh, fine-grained tannins and a minty edge. There's a glorious sweetness running through the bright red and black fruits, accompanied on the mid-palate by earth, tobacco and wood.

James Button, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2016

Decanter
92 Points

This displays much more wood influence. Strawberry and hedgerow berry aromas are joined by tobacco and wood notes, while the palate is juicy, intense yet fresh, with plump red and black berries and a herbal character on the mid-palate leading to a chocolatey finish. It's all nicely balanced by fresh, zingy acidity and ripe, chewy tannins.

James Button, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Aromas of cassis, dark plums, incense and roasted nuts. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Firm and dense with a chalky texture. Slightly dry finish.

James Suckling, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2019

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Fresh pears, apples, lemon blossom and stones on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Bright, mineral finish.

James Suckling, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

The Wine Advocate
95 Points

This bottle is a true ambassador for Umbria. You get ample varietal tones in the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni, with bitter chocolate and baking spice, but Caprai does a terrific job of softening up and fleshing out the Sagrantino grape to display a more contemporary and ultimately more approachable and versatile wine. It boasts a huge, bold and opulent mouthfeel with plenty of structure and determination.

Monica Larner, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2010

The Wine Advocate
96 Points

Wow. The incredible packaging here (with a gold thread around the bottle and a white wax capsule to close) gives you a sense of the importance of this beautiful Sagrantino. I tasted bottle number 567 of only 1,133 made. The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino Spinning Beauty is very nicely balanced, showing so much care and focus. Dark fruit, leather, tar and baking spice make up the bouquet, while the tannins are softly integrated—and that's the key takeaway here. You get lots of big bold power on the close. You really need a serious steak dinner for this wine.

Monica Larner, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

The Wine Advocate
94 Points

With a dark, full-bodied color and ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and dark marmalade, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano packs a powerful punch at 15.5% alcohol. There are dustings of baking spice or bitter chocolate. Here is a full, big-bodied and brooding Sargrantino.

Monica Larner, July 2021
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC — 2018

Vinous
90 Points

Here I’m finding ripe black cherries laced with peppery herbs, as notes of sweet white smoke and purple flowers evolve in the glass. On the palate, silky textures coast across a core of juicy acids, delivering ripe red and blue fruits, and hints of fine tannin slowly collect upon the senses. The finish is long and youthfully structured, resonating on a mix of wild berries and sweet spice. The 2018 Montefalco Rosso from Arnaldo Caprai is cool-toned and really quite pretty, while keeping its fruit front and center. Very nice.

Eric Guido, June 2020
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Arnaldo Caprai
Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

Wine Spectator
92 Points

Delicate pine and marjoram aromatics lace flavors of plumped black cherry and wile strawberry fruit in this dense, full-bodied red. Tightly meshed, with accents of graphite, licorice and ground pink peppercorn. Give this time to unfurl.

Alison Napjus, December 2020
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC — 2017

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

Dried cherries, roasted herbs, dried red plums, tobacco and vanilla. Full-bodied and plush but reserved and elegant. Drink from 2021.

James Suckling, November 2019
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Arnaldo Caprai
Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2016

jamessuckling.com
95 Points

Here’s a very floral and “postmodern” Montefalco that shows dried violets, lavender, bay leaf, pine cones and some dried meat. It’s still warm and hearty on the full-bodied palate, but bolstered by carefully wrought tannins and direct acidity. Drink from 2021.

James Suckling, November 2019
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