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Producer: Castello di Amorosa, Article: North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley’s Incredible 2016s

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VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2016 Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone

Leading off with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone, which is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 7% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot, it reveals a saturated purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of sweet crème de cassis, blueberries, exotic flowers, orange blossom, and subtle background oak. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, beautifully polished effort is perfectly balanced, has no hard edges, and offers a great finish. It falls into the pretty, elegant end of the spectrum, yet it still has fabulous intensity and length.

  $98 1

Leading off with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone, which is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 7% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot, it reveals a saturated purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of sweet crème de cassis, blueberries, exotic flowers, orange blossom, and subtle background oak. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, beautifully polished effort is perfectly balanced, has no hard edges, and offers a great finish. It falls into the pretty, elegant end of the spectrum, yet it still has fabulous intensity and length.

2016 Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli-Borges Vineyard

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli-Borges Vineyard is cut from the same cloth with its flowery blue and black fruits, complex tobacco, cedary spice, and herbal notes, medium to full body, and sweet, yet certainly present tannins. It shines for its sheer purity of fruit and balance and is another pure class release from this team. It will keep for 3 decades.

  $145 1

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli-Borges Vineyard is cut from the same cloth with its flowery blue and black fruits, complex tobacco, cedary spice, and herbal notes, medium to full body, and sweet, yet certainly present tannins. It shines for its sheer purity of fruit and balance and is another pure class release from this team. It will keep for 3 decades.

2016 Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon Butala Vineyard

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Butala Vineyard (20 months in 80% new French oak) offers a more exotic bouquet of sweet blueberry and cassis fruits, incense, eucalyptus, and mint. It too is medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity of fruit, and perfect balance. It has the polish and class to drink beautifully today yet will have 25-30 years of longevity ahead of it. Hats off to this team for all three of these beautiful wines.

  $145 1

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Butala Vineyard (20 months in 80% new French oak) offers a more exotic bouquet of sweet blueberry and cassis fruits, incense, eucalyptus, and mint. It too is medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity of fruit, and perfect balance. It has the polish and class to drink beautifully today yet will have 25-30 years of longevity ahead of it. Hats off to this team for all three of these beautiful wines.