VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Castello di Amorosa
"The Romance of Italy, The Wines of Napa." Super Tuscan blends, Cabernets, Pinot Nero and other Italian style wines are featured using red grapes grown in Napa Valley around the winery/castle (except Pinot Noir or Pinot Nero that is sourced from the Santa Lucia Highlands) and white grapes grown in Napa Carneros or the Anderson Valley.
Brooks Painter, a veteran winemaker of over 30 years directs winemaking production.
The Tuscan-style Castle and Winery dates to the 13th century in architecture offering mighty towers. Wine Club events, food and wine pairings, weddings, and private promotional events are held in the Castle. Various tastings are available daily and tours are offered mornings on weekdays.
Wines are available through the winery's online store.
Articles About Castello di Amorosa
2009 Castello di Amorosa Pinot Nero
14.6% alc., $36. 65% Anderson Valley grapes and 35% Santa Lucia Highlands grapes. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Open and forward aromas of black cherries and humus. Tasty essence of black cherries with hints of praline and cola. Plenty of upfront charm with well proportioned, sturdy tannins and bright acidity on the uplifting finish. Solid the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good. Reviewed November 2, 2011 ARTICLE »
2009 Castello di Amorosa King Ridge Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Nero
14.3% alc., $59. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Slight reduction upon opening, revealing aromas of black cherries, charcoal and oak over time. Lovely black raspberry and black cherry fruit with an earthy, loamy underpinning. A medium-weighted, richly flavored wine with serious intentions that still has some grippy tannins and toasty oak on board. Spectacular the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A superb candidate for the cellar. Reviewed November 2, 2011 ARTICLE »
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