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Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” Napa Valley, California.

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Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” Napa Valley, California.

Grapes

70% Cabernet, 16% Merlot, 14% Sangiovese

 

Facts

Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” Napa Valley, California.

 

Napa Valley Wine MapPlace (click map for larger view)

Taste

Not as “big” as I was expecting, they’ve actually done quite a good job of giving this wine a “Tuscan feel.” Velvety smooth, and surprisingly restrained, it probably needs at least another few years in the bottle before it gets to where it needs to be. Black cherry, plum and mocha dominate, with well integrated tannins that don’t overwhelm. I got a little a tobacco and oak in there, also.

Quite a surprise from what I was expecting. Napa has been boring me a little lately, but maybe it’s because I get sent (by way of wine samples) so much of it. The Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” is different, and if you’re looking to experience a more elegant side to “The Valley,” you might want to give it a shot.

Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” Napa Valley, California.

Pairing

I paired it with an episode of Downton Abbey…and I recommend you do the same.

 

Price

$68

Castello di Amorosa “La Castellana” Napa Valley, California.

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