Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG



10% Canaiolo

90% Sangiovese


Tuscany, Italy


Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG

Named for the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, the term nobile has historical roots in the original practice of reserving this wine exclusively for the aristocratic families of the area. Carpineto’s Vino Nobile is produced from fruit harvested exclusively from their Montepulciano Estate. The ethereal bouquet shows elegant notes of violet and toasted oak nuances. Bold fruit flavors envelope the palate with a velvety, elegant texture and long finish. This Riserva benefits from extensive aging in a combination of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 18-24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle.



Decanter - 95

Ripe, powerful, and earthy, with a woody, herbal nose and a hint of a medicinal quality. The smoky palate offers intense blackcurrants, tar, balsamic sweetness, and a little touch of farmyard. A youthful wine, compact and powerful.

World Wine Awards 2022


Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Expressive and rangy, this red offers mushroom, woodsy underbrush, cherry and plum aromas and flavors, with accents of cinnamon, mineral and tobacco that add depth. Balanced and long finish.

B. Sanderson, Dec. 2021


Wine Spectator - 95 pts

A mix of fruity and savory, this red reveals as much eucalyptus, bay leaf, thyme and tobacco as black cherry, blackberry and licorice. Concentrated and solidly built, lingering with an aftertaste of dark fruit and Mediterranean herbs, plus iron and tobacco.

B. Sanderson, June 2021


Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Blackberry, plum, coffee, smoke, iron and tar flavors mingle with the pointed tannins in this distinctive red. Complex and long, if not quite knit together today. Best from 2021 through 2033.

B. Sanderson, June 2019


Wine Spectator - 95 pts

The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents

B. Sanderson, October 2018


Wine Spectator - 93 pts

This is dense, with black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and leather flavors, picking up mineral and spice details on the long aftertaste. Shows ample tannins, fine depth and complexity. Drink now through 2023.

B. Sanderson, May 2017


Wine Spectator - 93 pts

A rich, powerful style, this evokes black cherry, black currant, plum, leather, and tar flavors. Balanced and ready to enjoy, with lingering accents of spice and tobacco. Drink now through 2023. 15,000 cases made.


Wine Spectator - 93 pts

Enticing aromas of sweet cherry, leather, spice and underbrush stay focused on the palate as this harmonious red unfolds. The hint of oak on the finish suggests this still has time to evolve. Offers a mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024.

#26 of Top 100 of 2015

B. Sanderson, October 2015


Tasting Panel - 90 pts

Smooth and lush with notes of violets, plum and cassis; spice, juicy fruit and a long, tangy finish.

A. Dias Blue, August 2015, Online Edition

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Leafy underbrush, scorched earth, leather and vanilla aromas lead the nose, together with a whiff of game. The dense palate doles out black cherry, tobacco, savory herb and clove alongside polished tannins… extremely accessible…

K. O'Keefe, July 2015


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

In this structured wine, aromas recall meat juices, black plum, bell pepper and cooking spices. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry and black currant accented by black pepper, clove and espresso. Still young, it has brooding tannins that need time to tame. Drink 2016-2023.

K. O'Keefe, April 2014


Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Round and supple at first, this red exhibits cherry, underbrush, tobacco and leather flavors, backed by a muscular structure. Balanced and detailed, delivering a long, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, July 2013


Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts - Cellar Selection

Carpineto’s Vino Nobile Riserva is almost too much of a good thing with its ruch density, bold intensity and big aromas of ripe blackberry, leather, exotic spice and tobacco. It has smooth texture and polished tannins as well. Age 10 years or more.

M. Larner, October 2012

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Cedar, spice, cherry, berry and tobacco flavors are backed by a firm structure in this elegant red. The tannins need air to soften. Fine length. Best from 2013 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2012


Wine Spectator - 90 pts

Mellowing to a complex mix of plum, black cherry, licorice and leather, this is packed with sweet fruit, yet still has an undercurrent of burly tannins. Fine length. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, October 2011


Decanter - Bronze Medal

Blackberries, liquorice, lingering intensity. Soft, succulent but lacks a little concentration of fruit on the palate.

2009 Wine Awards
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