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2009 Castello di Amorosa Sangiovese (US) "Napa Valley"

Winery: Castello di Amorosa

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Sangiovese (US)

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Merlot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 3,531

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 11, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Sangiovese from Napa opens with a mild blueberry bouquet with a hint of menthol, vanilla oak, and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty blueberry and boysenberry blend with notes of black cherry. I also detected hints of oak, raisin and black pepper. The finish is dry and its food friendly. I would pair this very good wine spaghetti and homemade meatballs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Perfumed aromas of dried flowers, red plum, sweet exotic spices and wild berry flavors framed by supple, toasty oak. It pairs quite well with fish in a rich sauce, grilled meats and vegetables in garlic and olive oil, pastas with mild sausage and antipasti with flavorful cheeses

Organic status: not organic

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