The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a beautiful creation that excels both in terms of intensity and complexity. The bouquet is profound and multilayered with thin and delicate layers of fruit that peel back with individual precision and personality. Ripe cherry fruit is carefully balanced against spice, tar and smoke. The wine also offers pretty details of crushed rock and dried garden herb. There's a lot to keep your attention and win your affections. Some 6,900 bottles were made.
95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 241 - Feb 2019)
Bright red. Perfumed red cherry, raspberry, sandalwood, flint and botanical herbs on the deep, perfumed nose. Then multilayered and dense, with complex and precise flavors of red fruits, balsamic oils and licorice, complicated by Indian spices. Finishes long, suave and mineral. An outstanding Riserva that, as usual in Capanna’s style, is not a super-fleshy, muscular body-builder type, but plays its cards on the side of penetrance and refinement.
94+ points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Mar 2020)
Black cherry and plum flavors form the core in this powerful red, coated by a sheen of resinous oak. Dense and rich, picking up iron, leather and tobacco notes as the long finish plays out. Vibrant, yet the tannins are a bit dry. This will benefit from decanting now. Best from 2022 through 2038. 575 cases made, 35 cases imported.
93 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Jun 2019)