94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
September 17 - October 21, 2013
22 months in French oak barrles
July 10, 2015
2013 IL BARONE, Cabernet Sauvignon
Our bold Baron displays earthy yet vibrant notes of blackberry and red fruit mingling with cinnamon and cloves. An exceptional example of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards in a phenomenal vintage.
Il Barone is the signature Castello di Amorosa Cabernet Sauvignon that is meant for long term aging. The 2012 is dark, powerful, and intense. An earthy yet vibrant wine, with blackberry and red fruit notes mingling with cinnamon, cloves, and licorice. Sumptuous, with layers of complexity that will continue to evolve. Il Barone is an exceptional example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards in a phenomenal vintage.
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♦ 93 Points - James Suckling - "The blackberry, violet, and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, extremely well-integrated tannins and a lovely depth of fruit. Needs a year or two to open. Better in 2018." ♦ 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - "Small percentages of Merlot and Petit Verdot soften this robustly ripe red, hugely extracted in black currant and blackberry. Mocha, cigar smoke and leather saddle contribute a more muscular imprint, as a rounded weightiness holds on tenaciously to the finish." ♦ 91-94 Points (Barrel Sample) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - "The stunning, rich, full-bodied 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone offers super-concentrated notes of crème de cassis and raspberries, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and well-integrated acidity and wood. This should prove to be a terrific wine to drink over the next 20 years."
♦ Double Gold Medal - 2016 American Fine Wine Competition ♦ Double Gold Medal - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Il Barone is a blend of the Castello's top high-end Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from the best growing regions of Napa Valley. The majority of the fruit comes from the Rutherford AVA, a region famed for producing beautifully structured and complex Cabernet Sauvignon.
Il Barone is a very flavorful, elegant and structured red wine in the style of high-quality, very limited-production, fine Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Napa Valley. Excellent long-term ageing potential.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with foods as bold as the wine, such as roast game meats, grass-fed steak, or grilled portabello mushrooms with reduced balsamic vinegar glaze.