2014 was another excellent vintage for Cabernet in Napa Valley. When you work with some of the most renowned vineyards in the Valley, the result nears perfection. By blending in a little Sangiovese and a splash of Petit Verdot, we have heightened the aromatics and created a truly unique wine that Cabernet devotees as well as those who appreciate “artful” blends can enjoy.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, December, 2016
Solidly fruity and long on the richness that full ripeness brings, this outgoing effort is enriched with a full measure of sweet oak and sports accents of coffee and cream to its ample black cherry and currant themes. It is a big-bodied wine with plenty of fat and flesh on its bones, and, if ripeness is always a prominent player, so too, is unfettered fruit. It shows the expected raggedness of youth and takes on a touch of heat at the finish, but it is very clearly not a wine made with early drinking in mind, and a half-decade of age will provide at least some of the polish it now lacks.
JamesSuckling.com, May 5, 2017
Loads of blue fruits to this with hints of walnuts and flint. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A salty, stoney undertone to this. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and cabernet franc. Give it a year or two to soften. Try in 2019.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2014 Bacio Divino Proprietary Red is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Sangiovese sourced from all of the vineyards mentioned for his other wines, plus the Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. This is a beautiful wine with plenty of blackberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of incense and charcoal, a dense full-bodied mouthfeel, outstanding purity, texture and length. This wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 25+ years.
Wine Enthusiast, March 2017
A Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend from heritage vineyards farmed by Andy Beckstoffer, this wine tastes of chocolate-covered clove, sage and a waft of eucalyptus, thick in concentration and firm, integrated tannin. While it presents itself as a big, bold wine, it retains balance and grace in the glass.
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Release Date: Winter 2017
Click here to download the 2014 Bacio Divino Tasting Notes