Carpineto takes its name from the Greek, carpos, meaning fruit. Founded in 1967 Carpineto quickly developed an international, award-winning reputation for consistently elegant wines. Carpineto began by producing a world-class Chianti Classico, and has expanded to include three additional properties in Tuscany’s most prestigious appellations Montepulciano, Montalcino, and San Gimignano – with over 1,000 acres of land under vine. This Super Tuscan is one of their best. Grapes for Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from their hillside vineyards in Montalcino and in Chianti Classico. 100% Cab Sauv, fermented in stainless steel and then aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The wine is then bottle aged for an additional 8 months letting the flavors mesh and the tannins soften. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 90 points saying "Cedar, earth, black currant and underbrush aromas lead the nose on this wine made entirely with Cabernet Sauvignon. The smooth palate delivers black cherry, grilled herb and exotic spice alongside polished tannins." The Wine Spectator also scored it 90. They said Rich and laced with black currant, black cherry, cedar, sage and tobacco aromas and flavors. All the components are in the right place. Though approachable now, this will be better in a year or two. Drink now through 2020."
Gave this wine to my work staff some years ago at our Christmas gathering in Germany. Got it directly from the Italian winery. Everyone commented how good it is. I've been getting some ever since. Always a consistent quality and positive experience.