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Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG95+

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is a serious and satisfying Cabernet that is built for the long haul. Beautiful and savory aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, olive tapenade, and subtle spices that evolve on the palate. Tasted over the course of eight hours, it gradually took on weight, while bright acidity balanced the richness. It is a pure, clean, and classic style Cabernet for those who love Napa and Bordeaux alike. Decant now, or let age for the next 10-20 years.” - California Wine Advisors

95+ Points
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard is just as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel. Vertical and towering in feel, the 2016 has so much to offer. In this tasting, the 2016 reminds me of the 2013, but with more fruit slightly friendlier tannins, both of which make it a real pleasure to taste, even in the early going. All of the savory and mineral character that makes Farella such a distinctive site runs through this vivid, super-expressive Cabernet. Don't miss it.” - Antonio Galloni

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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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is a serious and satisfying Cabernet that is built for the long haul. Beautiful and savory aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, olive tapenade, and subtle spices that evolve on the palate. Tasted over the course of eight hours, it gradually took on weight, while bright acidity balanced the richness. It is a pure, clean, and classic style Cabernet for those who love Napa and Bordeaux alike. Decant now, or let age for the next 10-20 years.” - California Wine Advisors

95+ Points
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard is just as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel. Vertical and towering in feel, the 2016 has so much to offer. In this tasting, the 2016 reminds me of the 2013, but with more fruit slightly friendlier tannins, both of which make it a real pleasure to taste, even in the early going. All of the savory and mineral character that makes Farella such a distinctive site runs through this vivid, super-expressive Cabernet. Don't miss it.” - Antonio Galloni

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.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Di Costanzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley