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Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

Rating

CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is a sophisticated and satisfying Cabernet that is built for the long haul. Beautiful aromas of black cherry, vanilla bean, and subtle spices that evolve on the palate. There is marvelous tension and structure here, showcasing red berries, floral notes, and a hint of olive tapenade on the savory finish. Tasted over the course of eight hours, it gradually took on weight and richness. It is a pure, clean, and persistent wine. Tastes great tonight (after decanting an hour) but will evolve beautifully in the cellar for 10+ years.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Massimo Di Constanzo was the day to day winemaker who crafted the 100 point-scoring 2007 Screaming Eagle - one of the most legendary Napa Valley "Cult" Cabernets from the last 20 years. To follow up that monumental success, Di Costanzo decided to make his own wine from grapes that formerly went into Opus One: We expect that, once word gets out, these releases will be harder and harder for collectors to get their hands on, so we suggest jumping on the bandwagon now before that happens.
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Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

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  • Reviews
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is a sophisticated and satisfying Cabernet that is built for the long haul. Beautiful aromas of black cherry, vanilla bean, and subtle spices that evolve on the palate. There is marvelous tension and structure here, showcasing red berries, floral notes, and a hint of olive tapenade on the savory finish. Tasted over the course of eight hours, it gradually took on weight and richness. It is a pure, clean, and persistent wine. Tastes great tonight (after decanting an hour) but will evolve beautifully in the cellar for 10+ years.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Massimo Di Constanzo was the day to day winemaker who crafted the 100 point-scoring 2007 Screaming Eagle - one of the most legendary Napa Valley "Cult" Cabernets from the last 20 years. To follow up that monumental success, Di Costanzo decided to make his own wine from grapes that formerly went into Opus One: We expect that, once word gets out, these releases will be harder and harder for collectors to get their hands on, so we suggest jumping on the bandwagon now before that happens.

Winery Di Costanzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley