The 2009 Carnasciale emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, raspberry jam, spices and licorice, all in a radiant, supple style typical of the year. The 2009 needs another year or two for the oak to integrate, but it is a pretty, feminine wine that should develop well with minimum cellaring. If opened today, the wine will need an hour or two of air to find its focus. It keeps getting better and better with air. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.
Antonio Galloni, 90 points, Wine Advocate #201, Jun 2012