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2009 Castello di Amorosa Red Blends or Varietals "La Castellana"

Castello di Amorosa 2009 La Castellana

Winery: Castello di Amorosa

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Castellana"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, & 15% Sangiovese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $88

Cases produced: 1,134

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 13, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored red blend opens with blueberry and pomegranate bouquet with a hint of pipe tobacco. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, chewy, and completely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is an oak infused black cherry and red plum blend. I also detected hints of blueberry and red currant. The finish is rather dry and its sticky dusty tannins last for quite a while. This wine would pair nicely with a well-marbled ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Lady steps out more boldly than her older sisters with subtle fruit and earthy notes on the palate. Deep flavors of dark cherry and strong tannins ensure a bold character and a strong finish on the palate. She will soften and drink her best with a few more years cellaring. Capable of long term aging. This elegant "Super Tuscan" wine goes well with lamb, sausage, grilled steak, Venison or a great pasta dish such as Pappardelle with wild boar (Dario's favorite).

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