Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley 1997
This intriguing as well as innovative blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 8% Petite Sirah, and 9% Merlot is again an outstanding effort. Already evolved and delicious, the dark ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of new saddle leather,... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red Wine 750mlAdd winemaker's notes
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This intriguing as well as innovative blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 8% Petite Sirah, and 9% Merlot is again an outstanding effort. Already evolved and delicious, the dark ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of new saddle leather,... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
The second awesome release from this tiny winery dedicated to producing intriguing wines, the 1995 Bacio Divino (a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Sangiovese, and 12% Petit Sirah) is a formidable wine of exceptional richness, layers of flavor, and a multi-dimensional personality. The color is a deep saturated ruby/purple. The nose offers up juicy/jammy strawberry, black currant, and blackberry notes wrapped with subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, with outstanding ripeness and purity, a silky texture, and an explosive finish, this is a sumptuous example of what can be done with three grapes rarely blended together in such proportions. By the way, sentimentalists will be moved by the government warning label that reads, "contains sulphites and also some of the winemaker's heart and soul." This wine should continue to drink well for a decade.
Intense and concentrated, with fine structure and chewy tannins wrapped around a core of spicy currant, anise, blackberry and spicy nuances. Given its size and tannic strength, short-term cellaring is advised. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah. Best from 2006 through 2012.
A remarkably complex and successful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah. Offers a wonderful range of flavors, from the core of currant and blackberry to hints of cedar, sage, anise and nutmeg. Tightly wound and firmly tannic, with a long, intricate finish. Needs short-term cellaring. Best from 2006 through 2012.
The flagship offering, and one of the most interesting blends from northern California, is the 2001 Proprietary Red Wine. Composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Sangiovese, and 14% Syrah, it is a structured, closed, but dense, promising, rich, deep, and full-bodied effort. Aromas of black fruits, loamy soil, incense, minerals, pepper, and cedar are present in this impeccably balanced offering. With good underlying acidity and ripe tannin, this knock-out red should handsomely repay cellaring. Give it 1-3 more years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 10-12.
A interesting blend of 63% Cabernet, 20% Sangiovese, 9% Merlot, and 8% Petite Sirah; a Super Tuscan out of California. Flavors of Italian herbs (oregano and basil), black cherry and smoked leather are pushed along over the medium sweet tannins. The finish is spicy, round and structured. The wine is a perfect match for Italian spices on a grilled steak.
Delicious, ripe, rich and complex, with layers of juicy cherry currant, blackberry, vanilla and spice. The long, intricate finish keeps pumping out the flavors. Drink now through 2007.
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