2014 Bacio Divino

$100.00

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 
Rating: 91
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
Rating: 92
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
Rating: 95
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
Rating: 93

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

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