Bacio Divino – Divine Kiss
In the California custom of working with the new to improve the traditional, I looked to achieve a way of broadening the distinctly majestic flavors and aromas of the king of Napa Valley's varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon. With the 1993 vintage, I was able to determine a blend that married the elegant, yet rich and softly oaked Cabernet Sauvignon with the long and linear tannins and cherry, berry qualities of Sangiovese. To embellish the color and acid levels of the Sangiovese, I added some inimitable Petite Sirah. The resulting wine showed that a whole can be greater than its individual parts. And so...'Bacio Divino', a divine kiss, was born.