2016 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$99.95
JD94

The 2016 Divine Kiss Proprietary Red comes all from the famed Beckstoffer sites (To Kalon, Missouri Hopper, George III, and Antica) and is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a touch of Sangiovese. Always a favorite of the wine scouts, their praise in this new release is the purity of ripe fruit and fantastic mouthfeel – it is absolutely perfect! Jeb Dunnuck notes the “powerful yet elegant aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, spiced plums, licorice, mocha, and Asian spices. With beautiful purity and elegance on the palate, it has full-bodied richness, subtle background oak, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s an incredibly classy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will keep for two decades.” Classy it a perfect summation of this “beautiful” Napa classic that will impress right out of the bottle. Bravo, another winner from Bacio Divino!

Claus Janzen is a man who knows Cabernet. Having worked for and with some very prominent Napa properties over the years, he understands the rhythms of the vineyard and what it takes to make great stuff. He's also an innovator in the cellar, having successfully spearheaded wines like Bacio Divino, where non-traditional combinations have enjoyed considerable critical praise. Robert Parker commented that "the strength of his portfolio remains his innovative blends." Working with Nils Venge, the first American winemaker to ever receive a "100-point" rating, and Nils' talented son Kirk, Claus continues to expand his offerings, including a very limited batch of single-vineyard, single-varietal Cabernet Sauvignons from a few very select vineyards. We expect his string of success to continue well into the future.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Kirk Venge
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.6%
SKU #:
1039931
JD94

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Divine Kiss comes all from Beckstoffer sites (To Kalon, Missouri Hopper, George III, and Antica) and is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 5% Sangiovese. Its deep purple color is followed by a powerful yet elegant aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, spiced plums, licorice, mocha, and Asian spices. With beautiful purity and elegance on the palate, it has full-bodied richness, subtle background oak, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s an incredibly classy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will keep for two decades.