2012 Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, & 1% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 6,597
KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 23, 2016
Wine Review: This dark garnet colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley opens with a mild black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a new oak infused red currant with notes of black cherry and flinty minerality. I also detected hints of strawberry towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly prolonged. This Cab is food friendly and would pair well with coq au vin. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: A blend of fruit from some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in Napa Valley, including our own Diamond Mountain District estate vineyard which surrounds the Castello. A touch of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec balance the rich dark fruit and tannins of the Cabernet, adding a vibrancy to its lush mouthfeel and lingering finish. This bold yet well-balanced wine makes a perfect accompaniment to grilled meat dishes.
Organic status: not organic
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