2009 LA CASTELLANA, Super Tuscan Blend
2009 LA CASTELLANA, Super Tuscan Blend
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AWARD WINNER-2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competion- Gold Medal
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92 pts - Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline

"This is a big, structured wine that needs some time to integrate and evolve, but a recent sample shows exciting promise.  Blackberry, cherry, red meat and dried herbs are beginning to peek through the dense tannin and acid profile, and some time in the glass really brings out the aromatics.  I’d bet on this being a trophy wine in five or six years from now."

91 pts - Bacchus and Beery 

"Give this baby 30 minutes to an hour in a decanter to reach its masculine greatness. A rich bouquet of dark cherry, raspberry, and dark spice. A full mouth-feel with balanced tannins and moderate acidity. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, red fruit, toasty vanilla spice, and new oak. A long, rich finish with hints of cafe mocha."

89 pts - Marc Hinton, Enobytes

"Feminine in style, it showcases rose petal, raspberries and red fruit in the glass. The complex, textural mid-palette is harmonious; soft tannins play in the background leading to a crescendo of acidity that carries through to the medium-long finish. What is the perfect pairing? A grilled veal chop served with polenta wild mushroom ragout and balsamic marinated grilled escarole."

Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
70% Cabernet Sauvigono, 15% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese
Appellation
Napa Valley
pH
3.62
Aging
20 Months in French Oak Barrels
Residual Sugar
0.4 g/L
Alcohol %
14.6%
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Tasting 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.
Ratings
92 Points, Cellar Selection - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Awards
Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ♦ Gold Medal - 2014 American Fine Wine Competition
Winemaker Notes
We craft each new vintage of our La Castellana Super Tuscan blend with the help of famed Italian winemaker Sebastiano Rossa. His family's winery, Sassicaia, laid the foundation for Super Tuscan wines in Italy, which now comprise some of the most famous wines in the world.
Food Pairing Notes
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).
Production
1,134 Cases
Other Notes
Expected ageabilty past 2025
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