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Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley 1995

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64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Sangiovese, 14% Petit Sirah Our primary Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are in the Rutherford appellation. The Sangiovese comes from a high elevation vineyard in Atlas Peak (harvested in November), and our Petit Sirah vineyard is located just north of Calistoga. All fruit and wines are Napa appellation The wine is deeply Cabernet colored, complex and layered in blackberry and current fruit. The intriguing Sangiovese varietal adds linear tannins and an indigenous fruitiness. The Petit Sirah adds a firm structural backbone and a fresh, bright acidity to the wine. Overall, Bacio Divino is balanced, precocious in its youth, generous in flavor and aroma, yet retains an elegance not always found in California wines.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,982
4.00 5
09/22/2008

Curiously sangio nose of violet, earth, and almond at first with solid plummy fruit that turns more cabernet based with airing offering up ripe cassis notes and gently leafy herbs. Big and rich with lovely balance reamining fresh as each layer of flavor reveals itself. An unusual blend that is a success, lovely tannin and good acidity keeps this interesting and food friendly


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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Had the deck stacked against it; tasted with a 03 metisse. But I have seen a decline in my lot of 95s. This is my 4 or 5th. Fruit less and less with each. This wine was DOA. Dumped it. None of the typical Bacio qualities. No fruit, all wet earth. Not was I was looking for. I've been meaning to drink these, but now I might just hold on it for 5-10 years and see it the cab improves at all. But doubt it.


Snooth User: mappletonaol
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5.00 5
08/06/2007

Five glasses



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64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Sangiovese, 14% Petit Sirah Our primary Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are in the Rutherford appellation. The Sangiovese comes from a high elevation vineyard in Atlas Peak (harvested in November), and our Petit Sirah vineyard is located just north of Calistoga. All fruit and wines are Napa appellation The wine is deeply Cabernet colored, complex and layered in blackberry and current fruit. The intriguing Sangiovese varietal adds linear tannins and an indigenous fruitiness. The Petit Sirah adds a firm structural backbone and a fresh, bright acidity to the wine. Overall, Bacio Divino is balanced, precocious in its youth, generous in flavor and aroma, yet retains an elegance not always found in California wines.

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