Friday, June 3, 2011

Carpineto 2006 Chianti Classico Reserva VS Petite Petit

Carpineto Classico Reserva, Dry Farmed 2006 Chianti, $18.69-$23.99, 89 points, begins with a dense Syrah Purple and is followed by a strong aroma of Cinnamon, Clove, and Cedar, that carries over to the overall palate along with some floral characteristics. Though I tried this wine after breathing for eight hours, these characteristics did not fade.
This is a medium-plus bodied wine that pairs well with Babyback Ribs, but will need cuisine of strong flavors to match its own powerful flavor.

Michael-David Vineyards 2008 Petite Petit Syrah-Verdot, $16.99-$22.99, 87 points, reminded me of the Carpineto Classico Reserva, yet is less smooth and structured (Not to Knock California Petite Syrah), but the floral character of this Petite Petit is remarkably similar and when the clove, cedar, and cinnamon,  are added, there is a resemblance that probably makes me look foolish (Different grapes and the weird look the Vintner gave me upon my comparison). The Petite Petit has a weaker finish, but is about the same price. 


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