Wine Spectator: 92pts
This has a firm edge of tannins, gripping the flavors of ripe cherry, currant, licorice and leather. The firm grip on the finish suggests this will benefit from a grilled steak or some time in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2024. 10,000 cases made. –BS, October 2013
James Suckling: 91pts
A soft and fruity red with a plum and tangerine character. Medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. This is tight and precise. Drink now. Nov 2013
International Wine Report: 91pts
The 2010 Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico delivers wonderful aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, spices and mineral. Well-rounded and focused, with a pretty, velvety finish. Excellent quality and value for a Chianti Classico in this price range. (Best 2013-2018) - Mar, 2013 (JD)
Wine Advocate: 90pts
Brimming with bright fruit aromas, the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva shows a carefree and uninhibited personality at this young stage in the wine's life cycle. Cherry and spice are backed by tight mineral nuances that add focus and definition. In the mouth, this Chianti Classico Riserva shows a very light and delicate touch.