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2000 Capichera Assaje VDT
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2000 Capichera Assaje VDT

Producer: Capichera
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Carignan
Origin: Italy
Region: Other Italy

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86 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2001

Full ruby. Jammy plum and a note of chocolate on the nose. Smooth and suave on the palate, with flavors of plum jam and chocolate-covered cherries. An uncomplicated but attractive midweight, with a nicely polished texture. Offers considerable drinking pleasure.

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