*Bacio Divino Red
Bacio Divino Cellars Red, Napa Valley, USA
Vintage 2002: [WS 91] [CT 91]
Vintage 2003: [RP 93] [CT 91]
Vintage 2004: [RP 90] [WS 91] [CT 90]
This innovative effort from Claus Janzen is made with the assistance of Nils Venge’s winemaker son, Kirk Venge. Concentrated, serious. Dense ruby/purple"colored effort offering a rich, sumptuous nose of black raspberries, spice box, cedar, subtle Provencal herbs, and earth. Full bodied, expansive, and beautifully textured.
The Vineyards that provide the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for the Bacio Divino are the acclaimed To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. George Latour III Vineyard in Rutherford, and our own Cloudy's Vineyard in Dutch Henry Canyon at the base of Howell Mountain. The Sangiovese comes from a high elevation vineyard in Atlas Peak. The Petit Sirah is from an old-vine vineyard just north of Calistoga.