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Wine; Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Il Barone Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchased At Castello di Amarosa
Napa Valley, California, United States

2013 Il Barone
Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage:
2013

Location:
Calistoga,
Napa Valley,
California,
United States

Producer:
Castello di Amorosa Wines

Alcohol:
14.8%

RATING
94

PRICE
$98

Review Date:
November 17, 2018

Recommended Drinking Window:
2015-2035

Purchase Location:
Castello di Amorosa,
Napa Valley, California

Newsletter Issue:
Non-Newsletter

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.”

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Wine; Cabernet Sauvignon

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