Capezzana, Carmignano DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) “Trefiano” Riserva 2018

($66, Dalla Terra Winery Direct):  Capezzana produces their Trefiano Riserva, a blend of Sangiovese (80%) with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo, only in the best years.  The stunning 2018, a big wine, to be sure, is balanced by spicy, savory notes and an incredible freshness.  The tannins in this well-structured wine provide support but are hardly noticeable under its suave texture.  It displays considerably more power and complexity than their Villa di Capezzana Carmignano without losing any finesse or elegance.  Decant it and drink it now with grilled meat or other robust fare to capture its power, or cellar it for a decade and savor the nuances that will emerge.
94 Michael Apstein Mar 28, 2023