2013 Il Barone Cabernet Sauvignon
Purchased At Castello di Amarosa
Napa Valley, California, United States
2013 Il Barone
Castello di Amorosa Wines
November 17, 2018
Recommended Drinking Window:
Castello di Amorosa,
Napa Valley, California
Beauty in a bottle. Absolutely loved this wine. It is everything you want in a Cabernet. The aroma of dark red fruit including plum along with cedar and earth. Wonderful chocolate and caramel on the palate. Velvety, melt in your mouth feel. Not overly tannic and net overly acidic. Body is medium as well. This is about as well balanced of a wine that I’ve tasted. Beautifully complex. Drink it for years to come.
Wine Maker’s Notes:
“Our bold Baron displays earthy yet vibrant notes of blackberry and red fruit mingling with cinnamon and cloves. An exceptional example of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards in a phenomenal vintage.”
The Wine Web
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