Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
One of their best efforts ever (and that says something, given how many fine wines have been produced under the Bacio Divino moniker), the 2013 Bacio Divino, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (sourced from four different vineyards) and Sangiovese (from the Benessere Vineyard in St. Helena), is a beautifully complex wine with big, sexy notes of new saddle leather, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, silky tannins, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture and lots of personality and glycerin-filled fruit. This is a beauty to drink over the next 7 - 8 years.
JamesSuckling.com, May 3 2016
Bright and brilliant dark fruit with black currant, blueberry and dark chocolate character, yet tight and focused. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2018.
Wine Enthusiast, July 2016
A Cabernet-heavy blend with 7% Sangiovese and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine marks the twentieth vintage of the producer's flagship wine, sourced from both its estate Cloudy's Vineyard and several Beckstoffer heritage sites. Black and green olives dance on the nose and palate first, followed by a concentration of cedar, pencil lead and black tea. It's powerful without being overly concentrated.
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Release Date: Winter 2016
Click here to download the 2013 Bacio Divino Tasting Notes.