Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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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
89065214,181
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 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


Member Reviews for Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley

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Snooth User: deconut
100466939
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/21/2010

Five glasses


4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/25/2007

Delicious!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/25/2007

Very rich tannic wine, held less in the nose, but its a very fruity wine backed by strong drying tannins.


Snooth User: rayleung
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/30/2010

Not bad


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/04/2009

drinkable; oak more integrate than previous bottles; but not highly expressive


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 1995 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
Vintage: 1995 08/06/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley

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Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Bacio Divino 2006 and all other wine from Bacio Divino Wines are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2006 09/23/2011

"Bacio Divino shows a bright dark ruby color when poured


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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Bacio Divino 2005 and all other wine from Bacio Divino Wines are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Bacio Divino 2004 and all other wine from Bacio Divino Wines are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2003 12/10/2010

This innovative effort from Claus Janzen is made with the assistance of Nils Venge's winemaker son, Kirk Venge. Concentrated, serious, and complex is the 2003 Proprietary Red, a combination of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Sangiovese, Petite Si... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red Wine 375ml


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Vintage: 2003 09/28/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red Wine 375ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2002 05/22/2011

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.


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