LCBO Vintages Classics Release
For Cabernet-lovers, 2014 was another in a string of stand-out vintages in Napa Valley. Bacio Divino works with with some of most renowned vineyards in the Valley, and their offering nears perfection. By blending in a little Sangiovese and a splash of Petit Verdot, they have heightened the aromatics and created a truly unique wine that Cabernet devotees, as well as those who appreciate “artful” blends, can enjoy.
Dark black fruit and leather aromas, reinforced by fine oak, dominate on the nose. This wine exhibits a deep and full-bodied build with an exceptionally long, elegant finish. Most noticeable in their signature blend are the fine silky tannins of fruit grown on the Valley floor. Good acidity and strong tannic structure leads us to believe this wine will age incredibly well for the next couple decades. A real treat.
“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. Drink Date: 2016-2041.”
95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2016