2015 Bacio Divino


Magnums and jerobaums of 2015 Bacio Divino may be available up on request. Please click here to request your allocation and we will contact you.

Bacio Divino (‘Divine Kiss’ in Italian) is our signature wine and the one that requires our most painstaking yet pleasurable blending sessions. Each vintage is a unique expression, and the 2015 vintage offered us Cabernet with great concentration and elegance befitting the quality of the fruit sources accessible to us. A small amount of Cabernet from our mountainesque estate site is added to larger allotments from Beckstoffer Heritage vineyard sites and the blend is heightened with small additions of Sangiovese and Petite Verdot. Our 2015 Bacio Divino has already received glorious acclaim from critics and consumers alike.

This wine exhibits a deep purple hue, with initial wafts of dark black fruit and cocoa aromas. A rich core of cassis and chocolate excite the palate and the long finish features notes of tobacco and spice. The velvety mouthfeel we consistently seek is very apparent in this bottling. With tannins already well integrated, the wine is drinking exceptionally well now and we expect a long ageing potential.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
Rating: 95
Composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Sangiovese and 2% Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in new French oak, the 2015 Proprietary Red Wine has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crème de cassis, baked blackberries and chocolate box with hints of menthol, Chinese five spice and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, it explodes with gregarious black fruit and exotic spice flavors, with a velvety texture and great freshness, finishing long and lively. 

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, December, 2017 
Rating: 92
Starting out with a deep and very rich nose and building positively from there, this big, but very well-balanced wine sports a wealth of fully ripe, slightly juicy, black currant fruit with a complexing mix of loamy soil, woodsy spice and lots of sweet oak lending added interest at every stop. Its nicely-fit structural tannins provide just the right amount of tactile grip without being overly abrasive, and, while it is a surprisingly expressive Cabernet given its age, it is not near ready for prime time and guarantees to reward a half-dozen years of patience.

  • 94% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards and our estate Cloudy’s Vineyard, 4% Sangiovese, 2% Petite Verdot
  • Aged 20 months in new French oak barrels from acclaimed cooper Taransaud
  • Alcohol: 14.6 % 
  • pH: 3.78
  • TA: .58/100ml

Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Release Date: Spring 2018

Click here to download the 2015 Bacio Divino Tasting Notes

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