2010 SANGIOVESE Napa Valley
93% Sangiovese, 7% Merlot
18 Months in French oak barrels
2010 SANGIOVESE Napa Valley
AWARD WINNER-2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal
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Perfumed aromas of dried flowers, red plum, sweet exotic spices and wild berry flavors framed by supple, toasty oak. The wine shows excellent balance between acidity and ripe cranberry/pomegranate flavors with a supple, polished perception on the palate, and finishes with fine, textured tannins.
Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
Sangiovese is principally estate grown from the vineyards surrounding the Castello
Sangiovese is an historic red wine grape variety originating in Northern Italy where it is recognized as the superior variety in Tuscany and elsewhere. It often forms part of a blend to create harmonious, focused food wines. Sangiovese is becoming increasingly popular as a red wine grape and some winemakers use Sangiovese to make rosé wines. The wine was created principally from grapes harvested from the vineyards surrounding the "Castello."
Food Pairing Notes
It pairs quite well with fish in a rich sauce, grilled meats and vegetables in garlic and olive oil, pastas with mild sausage and antipasti with flavorful cheeses.
(Jan 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM)
usually not a San fan...but THIS One was Fantastic! ordering more for me and my neighbors.
(Jan 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM)
This is surprisinly very welll made and balance to the last drop. I have tried many of the italian sangiovese but nothing like this one. I highly recommend.
(Feb 17, 2013 at 6:26 AM)
Some friends of ours visited Castello di Amorosa the other month. They purchased a bottle of Sangiovese 2009 and brought back to Pennsylvania with them. Last evening my wife and I went to dinner with our friends, but before leaving they shared this bottle of wine with us. I found it had a great nose with a smell of light toast, fresh berry, and light cherry. It had great legs and a beautiful full body finish. The taste proved equally as excellent with lots of tannin, light smoke, dark berries, and light licorice. This was a wonderful bottle of wine and start to a great evening.
(Mar 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM)
Tried and felt in love with this wine. I did the wine testing at the Castello and after trying many reds... I got 6 bottles of this delicious wine. If you go SF, don't miss this place; excellent environment; my 9 & 5 year old kids had a blast!
(Apr 7, 2013 at 6:10 AM)
Castello's Sangiovese is the best of its kind. We've tried San's before and generally like them but Castello's was amazing. We recently shared 1 one of the btls we bought w/ our friends in Va. They loved it too. Buying more during Castello's sale and gifting some to our friends too!
(Jun 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM)
I knew I was going to enjoy this wine from the first whiff after uncorking this Sangiovese. What nose! A delicious tasting wine. What a treat for a person who usually only enjoys Cabernet Sauvignon. What a pleasurable experience!
(Dec 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM)
I tried this wine in July while I was visiting the Castle and fell in love with it. I bought a few bottles then but should have bought more! I recently ordered a case because I thought it would be the same. I didn't realize until I unpacked the case that what I had back in July was the 2009, and what was delivered was the 2010. The 2009 was a lot better. The 2010 doesn't have the same depth of body or finish. The 2010 isn't bad, but just not the same as the 2009 I fell in love with. I definitely wouldn't have bought a whole case if I had realized that. All the 5 star reviews on here must be for the 2009 since they are from earlier in the year.