Ongoing drought led to record low harvests in 2019 across virtually all of our vineyard sites, with some vineyards yielding as little as 30% of our normal tonnage. The growing season was otherwise very balanced and the resulting fruit was exceptionally concentrated and bursting with flavor. Our 2019 blend featured 98% cabernet sourced primarily from the valley floor, with just a dash of Sangiovese.
Dark black and red fruits, leather and cigar box aromas dominate the nose. The dark purple color coats the glass, with an explosion of brambly fruit and hints of herbs and spice upon first tasting the wine. A rich and full bodied mouthfeel leads to a long finish packed with fine grain tannins we feel will integrate beautifully over the next few years.
Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wine
April 2022 | Rating: 92
An Artful Red Wine Napa Valley 2019 Surprisingly open and inviting for a Cabernet of its tender age and a wine that boasts a good deal of richness with ample black cherry and currant fruit enriched by no small amount of sweet oak, this oh-so-supple, well-balanced, full-bodied rendition is already easy on the palate with nicely buffered, fine-grained tannins providing a gentle bit of grip. That it will keep and age effortlessly for a half-decade or more is certain, and we would choose to wait on it for a few more years, but Cabernet lovers who are short on patience should find more than enough to like in the shorter term.
- 98% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards, 2% Sangiovese
- Aged 28+ months in new French oak barrels
- Alcohol: 14.6 %
- pH: 3.78
- T.A.: 0.61g/100ml
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Release Date: Spring 2022
Click here to download the 2019 Bacio Divino Tasting Notes