If you don’t know about Caprili yet, you’re not too late… but you’re close. These guys have taken the phrase, “on a roll” to a whole new level.
Luckily for us, I discovered Caprili just before the wine press began fawning over the Bartolommei family wines. That was important because anybody coming to feast on their wines now for the first time are turned away.
There’s a line, pal. Get in the back!
Formerly a criminally underrated winery, the under-the-radar producer in the southwestern hills of Montalcino finally caught on in the international scene once they starting submitting wines. I don’t know if it was by choice or a coincidence but they started submitting in the 2016 vintage. Yes, that 2016 vintage in Montalcino. It was a 94-96 point hit parade from the top critics. Okay, game on.
But, I’d argue last year’s 2017 Brunello is the one that really showed just what these guys can do. In a vintage where A LOT of wineries in Montalcino struggled to get their phenolics and sugar levels right, Caprili hit theirs out of the park, earning a 94-point from the Wine Advocate that marked one of the highest rated wines in the entire vintage. All that for guys that seemingly came from nowhere.
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96 Points, Kerin O’Keefe
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