2012 Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon "Il Barone"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Barone"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Merlot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,436
KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 7 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 4, 2016
Wine Review: This opaque and midnight navy colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of cassis, damp earth and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a black currant jam and oak blend with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of coffee, dark chocolate and black cherry. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and then fade away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this impressive Cab with prime rib or duck breast. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Il Barone is the signature Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon that is meant for long term aging. The 2012 is dark, powerful, and intense. An earthy yet vibrant wine, with blackberry and red fruit notes mingling with cinnamon, cloves, and licorice. Sumptuous, with layers of complexity that will continue to evolve. Il Barone is an exceptional example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards in a phenomenal vintage.
Organic status: not organic
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