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Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Estate 2004

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INSIDER SCOOP: Rare, micro-production wine (less than 300 cases) WINEMAKER NOTES: �Our home ranch sits high atop the Vaca mountains, overlooking the Napa Valley. This small two-acre vineyard below our home sits in an idyllic locale on the edge of a steep canyon hillside, and is surrounded by old growth forests. It is exposed to a constant warm sun all day long, with cooling ocean breezes sifting across the canyon during the night. The rootstock, the minimal use of irrigation, the composition of the soil, and the micro weather patterns all contribute to the uniqueness and personality of the fruit. The quality of our parsimonious crop in 2004 surpassed my expectations and the �purist� in me insisted that it be bottled on its own. I was so enthralled with the maturing of this wine over the past two and a half years, that we bottled it as a vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon, entitled �Cloudy�s Vineyard�, a nickname since youth (�head in the clouds� miscreant that I was�). The wine exposes a bolder, firmer, more masculine character to it, typical of mountain grown fruit. It is a lush and deep wine - with a purity of Cabernet Sauvignon to its core.� � Claus Janzen, winemaker

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Bacio Divino Cellars:
We live where we work, on the sunny and vine-dappled peaks of Napa Valley, overlooking the town of St. Helena. Possessed of naked idealism and fierce, if cloudy, ambitions, we undertook in 1993 to etch out our own signature wine. We envisioned something that, like Sir Lawrence Olivier or Kate Hepburn, could make an impression both immediate and lasting. A wine of unmistakable co-authorship: ter... Read more
We live where we work, on the sunny and vine-dappled peaks of Napa Valley, overlooking the town of St. Helena. Possessed of naked idealism and fierce, if cloudy, ambitions, we undertook in 1993 to etch out our own signature wine. We envisioned something that, like Sir Lawrence Olivier or Kate Hepburn, could make an impression both immediate and lasting. A wine of unmistakable co-authorship: terroir by Napa Valley, style by cloudy-headed winemaker. And, (because we're really not all that self-serious) a wine with a twinkle in its eye, promising equal parts mystery and mischief. And so we came up with two wines, each a proprietary blend. First and foremost, Bacio Divino, a divine kiss of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with the added dimensions of Sangiovese and Petite Sirah. And then, in 1999, Bacio Divino's vivacious kid sister Pazzo: Sangiovese-centric with undercurrents of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel (on occasion), Merlot and (can you believe) Viognier. A dozen vintages into our small family-run venture, we are immensely proud of our wines, humbled by the acclaim and yet still as restless as ever. Thus, in 2006 we released a third blend: the elaborate, brooding Vagabond, Syrah's chance to star with Cabernet in a support role. And a year later, having found our voice through blending, we set out to express that same voice through a single varietal. The 2004 Janzen Estate "To Kalon Vineyard" and 2004 Janzen Estate "Cloudy's Vineyard" single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons are luscious, terroir-driven exemplars of Napa's noble grape. Our devotion to Cabernet and to blending will soon coalesce into yet another proprietary red: the Janzen Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, an exquisite mélange of the best Cabernet lots from among our 11 Napa Valley vineyards. A lot of thought, heart and labor went into the making of these wines. Enjoying them will, we hope, prove effortless. Read less
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External Reviews for Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

A sleeper selection from Claus Janzen is his 300-case cuvee of 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen To-Kalon Vineyard, a beautifully opulent wine displaying the wonderful cedar, spice box, black currant, and earthy personality of an Oakville Cabernet. Flas... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen To Kalon Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen To Kalon Vineyard 750ml



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INSIDER SCOOP: Rare, micro-production wine (less than 300 cases) WINEMAKER NOTES: �Our home ranch sits high atop the Vaca mountains, overlooking the Napa Valley. This small two-acre vineyard below our home sits in an idyllic locale on the edge of a steep canyon hillside, and is surrounded by old growth forests. It is exposed to a constant warm sun all day long, with cooling ocean breezes sifting across the canyon during the night. The rootstock, the minimal use of irrigation, the composition of the soil, and the micro weather patterns all contribute to the uniqueness and personality of the fruit. The quality of our parsimonious crop in 2004 surpassed my expectations and the �purist� in me insisted that it be bottled on its own. I was so enthralled with the maturing of this wine over the past two and a half years, that we bottled it as a vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon, entitled �Cloudy�s Vineyard�, a nickname since youth (�head in the clouds� miscreant that I was�). The wine exposes a bolder, firmer, more masculine character to it, typical of mountain grown fruit. It is a lush and deep wine - with a purity of Cabernet Sauvignon to its core.� � Claus Janzen, winemaker

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