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Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley Pazzo 2005

Member Review by Gold Medal Wine Club:

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. Pazzo (which means ‘crazy’ in Italian) is a Sangiovese based proprietary blend from Bacio Divino. Owner/Winemaker Claus Janzen calls the Pazzo his “funky, unpretentious blend,” and produces the wine primarily from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak Mountain vineyards. The 2005 Pazzo received 91 Points from Robert Parker: “A gorgeously hedonistic, flavorful blend of 73% Sangiovese and the rest small amounts of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and even a touch of the white varietal, Viognier. A fragrant perfume of sweet roasted herbs, kirsch, black currants, and pepper jumps from the glass of this supple-textured, fleshy wine. The ideal bistro-styled red.” Sangiovese fruit usually exhibits abundant cherry flavors in the nose and palate, and the 2005 Pazzo is brimming with this fresh fruit. Matured in various oak barrels, the blend of wood spice and vibrant fruit make for a wonderful drink, especially with current consumption. Try pairing the Pazzo with spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta, and chicken Parmesan. 73% Sangiovese, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Viognier, 1% Muscat Canelli, 1% Syrah. Aged 18 months in oak. Enjoy now until 2015.

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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

Member Reviews for Bacio Divino Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley Pazzo

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03/30/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. Pazzo (which means ‘crazy’ in Italian) is a Sangiovese based proprietary blend from Bacio Divino. Owner/Winemaker Claus Janzen calls the Pazzo his “funky, unpretentious blend,” and produces the wine primarily from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak Mountain vineyards. The 2005 Pazzo received 91 Points from Robert Parker: “A gorgeously hedonistic, flavorful blend of 73% Sangiovese and the rest small amounts of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and even a touch of the white varietal, Viognier. A fragrant perfume of sweet roasted herbs, kirsch, black currants, and pepper jumps from the glass of this supple-textured, fleshy wine. The ideal bistro-styled red.” Sangiovese fruit usually exhibits abundant cherry flavors in the nose and palate, and the 2005 Pazzo is brimming with this fresh fruit. Matured in various oak barrels, the blend of wood spice and vibrant fruit make for a wonderful drink, especially with current consumption. Try pairing the Pazzo with spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta, and chicken Parmesan. 73% Sangiovese, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Viognier, 1% Muscat Canelli, 1% Syrah. Aged 18 months in oak. Enjoy now until 2015.


Snooth User: AmyHut
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02/05/2010

Not much to say other than I'm "crazy" about it.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Bacio Divino Pazzo 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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